Ferrous Lactate
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Title: Ferrous Lactate
CAS Registry Number: 5905-52-2
Molecular Formula: C6H10FeO6
Molecular Weight: 233.99
Percent Composition: C 30.80%, H 4.31%, Fe 23.87%, O 41.03%
Line Formula: Fe(C3H5O3)2
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Iron (8th ed.) 59, part B, p 532 (1932). Prepn of isotonic solns: Hammarlund, Pharm. Acta Helv. 35, 593 (1960). Toxicity study: T. H. Eickholt, W. F. White, J. Pharm. Sci. 54, 1211 (1965). Review of toxicology: B. Venugopal, T. D. Luckey, Environ. Qual. Safety Suppl. 1, 4-73 (1975).
Properties: LD50 orally in mice: 147 ±30 mg/kg (Eickholt, White).
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in mice: 147 ±30 mg/kg (Eickholt, White)
Derivative Type: Trihydrate
CAS Registry Number: 6047-24-1
Properties: Greenish-white powder or cryst masses. Slight characteristic odor; mild, sweet and ferruginous taste. Sol in water; freely sol in alkali citrates forming a green soln. Almost insol in alc. On exposure to air it becomes darker and incompletely sol. Keep well closed and protected from light. LD in rabbits (mg/kg): 578 s.c., 287 i.v. (Venugopal, Luckey).
Toxicity data: LD in rabbits (mg/kg): 578 s.c., 287 i.v. (Venugopal, Luckey)
Use: Food coloring.
Therap-Cat: Hematinic.
Keywords: Hematinic.

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