Agent Name

Ferric ammonium citrate

CAS Number

1185-57-5

Formula

C6-H8-O7.x-Fe.x-H3-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ammonii ferri citras; Ammonium ferric citrate; Ammonium iron(3+) 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate; Ammonium iron(3+) citrate; Ammonium iron(III) citrate; Citric acid, ammonium iron(3+) salt; FAC; Ferri Seltz; Ferri-ammoniumcitrat, braunes; Ferric ammonium citrate, green; Ferrum citricum ammoniatum fuscum; Iron ammonium citrate; Iron ammonium citrate, green; Iron(III) ammonium citrate; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ammonium iron(3+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Exists in two forms; Brown hydrated form is garnet-red or brownish-yellow solid; Green hydrated form is green deliquescent solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Brown crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography (cyanotype); [www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/medium.html] Used in blueprints and as veterinary treatment for iron deficiency anemia; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] An eye nose and throat irritant; [CAMEO] An eye and mild skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Iron salts, soluble."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Fe (soluble iron salts)

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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