Iron(II) fumarate

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Iron(II) fumarate
CAS number 141-01-5 YesY
PubChem 6433164
ChemSpider 10607713 YesY
ATC code B03AA02
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Molecular formula C4H2FeO4
Molar mass 169.90128
Appearance reddish-brown powder
Odor odorless
Density 2.435 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Melting point 280 °C (536 °F; 553 K)
Solubility in water slightly soluble
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentine Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
LD50 3850 mg/kg (oral, rat)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Iron(II) fumarate, also known as ferrous fumarate, is the iron(II) salt of fumaric acid, occurring as a reddish-orange powder, used to supplement iron intake. It has the chemical formula C4H2FeO4. Pure ferrous fumarate has an iron content of 32.87%, therefore one tablet of 300 mg iron fumarate will contain 98.6 mg of iron (548% Daily Value based on 18 mg RDI).

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