Agent Name

Ferric ammonium oxalate

CAS Number

14221-47-7

Formula

C6-Fe-O12.3H4-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ammonium ferric oxalate; Ammonium ferrioxalate; Ammonium trioxalatoferrate(III); Ferrate(3-), tris(ethanedioato(2-)-O,O')-, triammonium, (OC-6-11)-; Ferrate(3-), tris(oxalato)-, triammonium; Triammonium trioxalatoferrate(3-); Triammonium tris(oxalato)ferrate(3-); Triammonium tris-(ethanedioato(2-)-O,O') ferrate(3-); Triammonium tris-(ethanedioato(2-)-O,O')ferrate(3-1); [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Hydrate: Bright green solid, soluble in water; Light sensitive; [Merck Index] Green solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography, blueprints, and aluminum pigments; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and mucous membrane irritant; [Hawley] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; May burn skin; May cause cardiovascular collapse and death after ingestion of high dose; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Iron salts, soluble."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

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

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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