Ferric Nitrate
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Title: Ferric Nitrate
CAS Registry Number: 10421-48-4
Molecular Formula: FeN3O9
Molecular Weight: 241.86
Percent Composition: Fe 23.09%, N 17.37%, O 59.54%
Line Formula: Fe(NO3)3
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Iron (8th ed.) 59, part B, 161-172 (1932). Toxicity study: H. F. Smyth et al., Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 30, 470 (1969).
Derivative Type: Nonahydrate
Properties: Pale-violet to grayish-white, somewhat deliquesc crystals. mp 47°. Dec below 100°. d21 1.68. Freely sol in water, alcohol, acetone; slightly sol in cold concd HNO3. LD50 orally in rats: 3.25 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp 47°
Density: d21 1.68
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 3.25 g/kg (Smyth)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes, skin, mucous membranes; abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting; liver damage. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 174.
Use: As mordant in dyeing, weighting silks, tanning; as reagent in analytical chemistry; as corrosion inhibitor.

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