Iron(II) acetate

Synonym: Ferrous acetate, Iron diacetate, Fe(OAc)2 

CAS Number 3094-87-9 | MDL Number MFCD00058909 | EC Number 221-441-7

Ferrous acetate Chemical Structure

Product codeFE4879
CAS number3094-87-9
Assay (purity)98%+
Metal purity99.99%-Fe
Purity methodby titration: 31.5 – 32.8 % Fe (with KMnO4)
Molecular weight173.93 g/mol
Appearanceoff-white powder
Melting point190 – 200 °C (374 – 392 °F)
Sensitivityair, moisture
Molecular formulaFeC4H6O4
Linear formulaFe(CH3COO)2
Packagingglassware/metal containers/bubblers

Iron(II) acetate has been used to synthesize iron oxide nanoparticles which were further used to form iron oxide-poly(ethylene glycol) core-shell nanoparticles (NPs). The core-shell NPs were studied for self-assembly at liquid-liquid interfaces (SALI) forming monolayers. This product is also utilized as a mordant by the dye industry, as a catalyst in organic oxidation reactions and in carbon nanotube synthesis. See links below

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Safety information

UNNot regulated
Hazardous classNot regulated
Packing groupNot regulated
Signal wordWARNING
Hazard statementsH315-H319-H335
Precautionary statementsP261-P264-P271-P280-P302 + P352-P304 + P340-P305 + P351 + P338-P312-P332 + P313-P337 + P313-P362
Transport descriptionNONH for all modes of transport
In TSCA registryYes

First Aid Measures

General adviceConsult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Move out of the dangerous area.
Eye contactRinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
Skin contactWash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
InhalationIf breathed in, move person into the fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
If swallowedDo NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.


Certificates of Analysis (CoA)

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Lot# 029/176 Lot# 032/087 Lot# 007/1234 Lot# 007/1266 Lot# 023/299 Lot# 029/231 Lot# 007/1324 Lot# 007/1335 Lot# 007/1342

External identifiers for Ferrous acetate

Pubchem CID517325
IUPAC Nameacetic acid; iron
InchI IdentifierInChI=1S/2C2H4O2.Fe/c2*1-2(3)4;/h2*1H3,(H,3,4);/q;;+2/p-2

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