Iron(II) fumarate

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Iron(II) fumarate
IUPAC name
(E)-But-2-enedioate; iron(2+)
Other names
Ferrous fumarate; Feostat
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.953
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)
slightly soluble
B03AA02 (WHO)
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
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
3850 mg/kg (oral, rat)
Except where otherwise noted, 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).

Iron supplement[edit]

Ferrous fumurate is often taken by mouth as an iron supplement.

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