Agent Name

Ferrous citrate

CAS Number

23383-11-1

Formula

C6-H8-O7.x-Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Monoferrous acid citrate; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, iron(2+) salt; Citric acid, iron(2+) salt; Iron(2+) 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate; Iron(2+) citrate; Iron(II) citrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to treat iron deficiency anemia; [Merck Index]

Comments

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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