Ferric Ammonium Citrate
N H4 Fe (C6 H5 O7)

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Ferric Ammonium Citrate - Brown: Soluble ferric citrate. Contains 16.5-18.5% Fe, about 9% NH3, about 65% hydrated citric acid.

Reddish-brown granules or garnet-red, transparent scales or powder; saline, ferruginous taste. Very deliquesce Reduced to ferrous by light. One gram dissolves in 0.5 ml. water; insoluble in alcohol. The aq. soln. is nearly neutral to litmus and may mold.

Keep well closed and protected from light.

Use: In blueprint photography.

Grades available: U.S.P.

Med. Use: For iron deficiency. Dose: 1 to 2 g.

Vet. Use: As Med. Use in small animals.

Ferric Ammonium Citrate - Green: Contains 14.5-16% Fe, about 7.5% NH3, about 75% hydrated citric acid.

Green, very deliquesce scales or pearls; acid reaction. More readily reduced by light to ferrous than the brown. Very soluble in water. Insoluble in alcohol. Keep well closed and protected from light.

Use: For blueprints.

Grades available: N.F.

Med. Use: Iron therapy. Dose: i.m. 0.1 g.

Vet. Use: Iron deficiency of small animals.


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