Iron(II) lactate

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Iron(II) lactate
Ferrous lactate.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 5905-52-2
PubChem 22197
ChemSpider 20839
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C6H10FeO6
Molar mass 233.99 g/mol
Appearance greenish-white powder
Melting point 500 °C (932 °F; 773 K)
Solubility in water trihydrate:
2.1 g/100ml (10 °C)
8.5 g/100ml (100 °C)
dihydrate:
2% (25 °C)[1]
Solubility soluble in alkali citrates
negligible in alcohol
insoluble in ether
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Ferrous lactate, or iron(II) lactate, is a chemical compound consisting of one atom of iron (Fe2+) and two lactate anions. It has the chemical formula Fe(C3H5O3)2.

Uses[edit]

It is used as a food additive with E number E585. It is an acidity regulator and colour retention agent, and is also used to fortify foods with iron.

Safety[edit]

It is toxic and may cause irritation. Avoid inhalation of dusts. Remove all contamination, rinse with plenty of water. May cause some health symptoms including nausea after ingestion both acute and delayed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Iron(II) lactate dihydrate MSDS at Jost Chemical