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Ferrate loosely refers to a material that can be viewed as containing anionic iron complexes. Examples include tetrachloroferrate ([FeCl4]2−), oxyanions (FeO42-), tetracarbonylferrate ([Fe(CO)4]2-), the organoferrates.[1][page needed] The term ferrate derives from the Latin word for iron, ferrum.


  1. ^ Greenwood, Norman N.; Earnshaw, Alan (1997). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-08-037941-8.