Agent Name

Ferrous carbonate

CAS Number

563-71-3

Formula

C-H2-O3.Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Blaud's mass; Carbonic acid, iron(2+) salt (1:1); Ferrous monocarbonate; Iron II carbonate; Iron carbonate (FeCO3); Iron(2+) carbonate; Iron carbonate; Iron(II) carbonate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White or grey odorless solid, insoluble in water, soluble in acid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flame retardant, iron supplement in animal feed, and hematinic (treatment of iron deficiency anemia); [HSDB]

Comments

Oral LD50 (mouse) = 3800 mg/kg; [HSDB] See "Iron."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

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

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: