Agent Name

Ammonium ferrocyanide

CAS Number

14481-29-9

Formula

C6-Fe-N6.4H4-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium ferrocyanide ((NH4)4(Fe(CN)6)); Ammonium hexacyanoferrate (II); Ferrate(4-), hexacyano-, tetraammonium; Ferrate(4-), hexakis(cyano-C)-, tetraammonium, (OC-6-11)-; Tetraammonium hexacyanoferrate; Tetraammonium hexacyanoferrate(4-); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

Yellow solid; Turns blue in air; [HSDB] Light green powder; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] Ferrocyanide complexes are stable and practically nontoxic because of the strong bonding between iron and cyanide. Cyanide ions may be formed slowly when the chemical is irradiated with UV light. [Ullmann] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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