Title: Ferric Acetate, Basic
CAS Registry Number: 10450-55-2
CAS Name: Bis(acetato-kO)hydroxyiron
Additional Names: basic iron(III) acetate
Molecular Formula: C4H7FeO5
Molecular Weight: 190.94
Percent Composition: C 25.16%, H 3.70%, Fe 29.25%, O 41.90%
Line Formula: Fe(OH)(CH3COO)2
Literature References: Prepd by heating ferric acetate soln: Casey, Doyle in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology vol. 12 (Interscience, New York, 2nd ed., 1967) p 24.
Properties: Brownish-red scales or amorphous powder; faint acetic odor. Practically insol in water; sol in alcohol, acids. Protect from light.
Use: In the textile industry as a mordant in dyeing and printing, and for the weighting of silk and felt; as wood preservative; in leather dyes.