Iron(II) fumarate

  • 2-Butenedioic acid (2E)-, iron(2+) salt
  • Ferrous fumarate
  • Ferrofume
  • Fumar F
  • Orgasal
  • Tolferain
Formula
C4H2FeO4
Structure
Description
Odorless, reddish-brown powder.
Uses
Food additive.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
141-01-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-447-7
RTECS
LT1950000
RTECS class
Drug; Human Data
Merck
12,4094
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-6844
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H2FeO4
Formula mass
169.90
Melting point, °C
279-281
Density
2.435 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble.

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
3M Dust respirator No. 8710 or 9900 is recommended or a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved dust respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill - Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill to clean up any residual material.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
No data.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, sand. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment.
Hazards
Organic dusts can form explosive mixtures in air.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: mouth and throat irritation (soreness, dry or scratchy feeling, cough), stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea).
   Ingestion
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful.
   Inhalation
This material is a dust or may produce dust. Breathing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Breathing large amounts may be harmful.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness, burning, and swelling of skin.
   Eyes
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.