Agent Name

Ferric nitrate

CAS Number

10421-48-4

Formula

N3-O9.Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iron (III) nitrate, anhydrous; Iron nitrate; Iron nitrate (Fe(NO3)3); Iron trinitrate; Nitric acid, iron(3+) salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1466

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or pale violet to grey-white odorless solid; Hygroscopic; mp = 35 deg C; [CHEMINFO] Violet crystals; mp = 47.2 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in dyeing (mordant), weighting silks, tanning, inhibiting corrosion, and chemical analysis; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause liver damage; [Merck Index] A strong oxidant that poses dangerous fire risk on contact with organic substances; An irritant; [Hawley] An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] A strong oxidizing agent; An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CAMEO] An eye and mild skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An oxidizer that can cause fires on contact with other materials; An irritant; May cause effects to the liver from chronic exposure; [MSDSonline] See "Iron salts, soluble" and "NITRATES and NITRITES." See "Ferric nitrate nonahydrate."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

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

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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