Agent Name

Ferrous oxalate

CAS Number

516-03-0

Formula

C2-Fe-O4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ethanedioic acid, iron(2+) salt (1:1); Ferrox; Iron oxalate (FeC2O4); Iron protoxalate; Iron(2+) oxalate; Iron(II) oxalate; Oxalic acid, iron(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dihydrate: Pale yellow odorless solid, slightly soluble in water; [Merck Index] Pale yellow odorless crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a photographic developer (silver bromide-gelatin plates), glass tint (sunglasses and windshields), decorative glass colorant, and pigment (plastics, paints, and lacquers); [Merck Index]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] 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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