Agent Name

Ferrous lactate

CAS Number

5905-52-2

Formula

C3-H6-O3.1/2Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iron(2+) 2-hydroxypropanoate, (1:2); Iron(2+) lactate; Iron(2+) lactate, (1:2); Lactic acid, iron(2+) salt (2:1); Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, iron(2+) salt (2:1); Iron(II) lactate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Trihydrate: Greenish-white solid; [Merck Index] Light green solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a food color and medication (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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