Ammonium ferric citrate

Ammonium ferric citrate

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OtherNames = Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate; Ammonium ferric citrate; Iron ammonium citrate; 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic Acid, Ammonium Iron (3+) Salt; Prothoate+; and Iron (II) ammonium citrate
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CASNo = 1185-57-5
EINECS = 214-686-6
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Formula = C6H8O7·nFe·nH3N
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Ammonium ferric citrate is a food additive. It is a green or reddish-brown powder which is very soluble in water.

Ammonium ferric citrate is used as an additive in the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru. Other uses for ammonium ferric citrate include water purification and printing. It is used as a reducing agent of metal salts of low activity like gold and silver and is also in a commonly used recipe with potassium ferricyanide to make cyanotype prints. Ammonium ferric citrate is also used in Kligler iron deeps to determine hydrogen sulfide production in microbial metabolism.

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