Ferrous Citrate
Title: Ferrous Citrate
CAS Registry Number: 23383-11-1
Literature References: Several forms of this salt are known. Prepn from citric acid and Fe powder: Oroshnik, Haffcke, US 2904573 (1959 to Ortho); and ferrous salts: Carlson, US 3091626 (1963 to Scherer).
Derivative Type: Monohydrate
Additional Names: Monoferrous acid citrate monohydrate
Properties: Powder. Practically insol in water, alcohol, acetone.
Derivative Type: Decahydrate
Additional Names: Triferrous dicitrate decahydrate
Properties: Very slightly colored powder or white crystals. Very stable to air oxidation. If H2O is removed by vacuum desiccation, the dehydrated ferrous salt rapidly oxidizes to a ferric salt. Practically insol in water, acetone.
Therap-Cat: Hematinic.
Keywords: Hematinic.

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