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Sigma-Aldrich

Iron(III) chloride

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reagent grade, 97%

Synonym(s):
Ferric chloride, Iron trichloride, Molysite
Linear Formula:
FeCl3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
162.20
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

reagent grade

Quality Level

vapor density

5.61 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 194 °C)

assay

97%

form

powder

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Catalysis
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mp

304 °C (lit.)

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SMILES string

Cl[Fe](Cl)Cl

InChI

1S/3ClH.Fe/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3

InChI key

RBTARNINKXHZNM-UHFFFAOYSA-K

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General description

Iron(III) chloride is a mild oxidizing agent and participates in various carbon-carbon-bond forming reactions. On crystallization with water, it forms hydrates. It can be prepared by reacting chlorine with the scrap iron at approximately 650°C.
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Application

Iron(III) chloride (Ferric Chloride, FeCl3) has been used as a surface modulator for the characterization of wines by fingerprinting technology. It has been used for the quantitative estimation of sulfide in various biological samples.
The vapor-phase co-reductions with other metal halides by hydrogen results in finely divided intermetallics with applications as structural materials or compounds with useful thermoelectric, magnetic, and oxidation-resitance properties.

Packaging

5, 100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle
2.5 kg in poly bottle
20 kg in poly drum

Pictograms

CorrosionExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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