Agent Name

Ferrous ferrocyanide

CAS Number

14460-02-7

Formula

C6-Fe-N6.2Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ferrate(4-), hexakis(cyano-kappaC)-, iron(2+) (1:2), (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Comments

Ferrocyanide complexes are stable and practically nontoxic because of the strong bonding between iron and cyanide. Cyanide ions may be formed slowly when the chemical is irradiated with UV light. [Ullmann]

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