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Ferric nitrate

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Ferric nitrate Basic information

Product Name:
Ferric nitrate
CAS:
10421-48-4
MF:
FeN3O9
MW:
241.86
EINECS:
233-899-5
Mol File:
10421-48-4.mol
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Ferric nitrate Chemical Properties

Melting point:
47.2℃
Density 
1.684
solubility 
H2O: soluble
form 
Liquid
color 
Clear pale yellow
Water Solubility 
g/100g H2O: 82.520 [CRC10]
Merck 
13,4057
CAS DataBase Reference
10421-48-4(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Ferric nitrate (10421-48-4)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xi,C
Risk Statements 
36/38-34-20
Safety Statements 
26-45-36/37/39
RIDADR 
UN 3264 8/PG 3
WGK Germany 
1
HazardClass 
5.1
PackingGroup 
III
Hazardous Substances Data
10421-48-4(Hazardous Substances Data)
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Ferric nitrate Usage And Synthesis

Uses

Iron(III) nitrate is used as a mordant for dyeing black and buff. Other applications are in tanning; weighting silks; and in preparation of analytical standards, as a fertilizer and food additive.

Preparation

Iron(III) nitrate is prepared by the action of nitric acid on iron filings or iron oxide followed by crystallization:
2Fe + 6HNO3 → 2Fe(NO3)3 + 3H2
Fe2O3 + 6HNO3 → 2Fe(NO3)3 + 3H2O

Chemical Properties

Ferric nitrate is a pale violet, green, or grayish-white, odorless solid in lumpy crystals (like salt).

Chemical Properties

Violet crystals. Soluble in water and alcohol.

Physical properties

The nonahydrate form occurs as grayish-violet crystal; density 1.68 g/cm3; hygroscopic; decomposes at 47°C; very soluble in water, alcohol and acetone.

Uses

Dyeing (mordant for buffs and blacks), tanning, analytical chemistry.

General Description

A violet crystalline solid. Noncombustible but Ferric nitrate will accelerate the burning of combustible materials. If large quantities are involved in the fire or the combustible material is finely divided an explosion may result. Prolonged exposure of the material to fire or heat may result in an explosion. Toxic oxides of nitrogen are produced in fires involving Ferric nitrate. Ferric nitrate is used for dyeing and tanning, in chemical analysis, and in medicine.It is a strong oxidant and irritant,and a fire hazard when in contact with organic substances.

Air & Water Reactions

Soluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Ferric nitrate is an oxidizing agent. Mixtures with alkyl esters may explode, owing to the formation of alkyl nitrates. Mixtures with phosphorus, tin(II) chloride or other reducing agents may react explosively [Bretherick, 1979 p. 108-109].

Hazard

Dangerous fire risk in contact with organic materials. Strong oxidant and irritant.

Health Hazard

Inhalation of dust irritates nose and throat. Ingestion causes irritation of mouth and stomach. Dust irritates eyes and can irritate skin on prolonged contact.

Safety Profile

Mutation data reported.A reactive oxidizer.

Potential Exposure

Ferric nitrate is used in textile dyeing, tanning, and weighting silk.

Shipping

UN1466 Ferric nitrate, Hazard Class: 5.1; Labels: 5.1-Oxidizer.

Incompatibilities

An oxidizer. Keep away from reducing agents, oxidizable materials and combustibles including metal powders, sulfur, and organic materials, combustibles,and easily oxidizable materials. Light sensitive. Aqueous solution is corrosive to metals.

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