Agent Name

Iron oxide (FeO)

Alternative Name

Ferrous oxide

CAS Number

1345-25-1

Formula

Fe-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C.I. 77489; Iron monooxide; Iron monoxide; Iron(II) oxide; Natural wuestite; Ferrous oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Black solid; [ICSC] Black odorless powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst and to make steel, enamels, and heat-absorbing glass; [Merck Index]

Comments

Chronic inhalation of dust can result in siderosis; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Iron oxide (Fe2O3)."

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