Ferric acetate, basic
A red powder produced from the reaction of acetic acid and ferric hydroxide. Ferric acetate, or iron acetate, was used in the 19th century to produced sprinkled effects on leather. It is currently used as a mordant for textile dyes and as a wood preservative.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in alcohol and acid. Insoluble in water.
Hazards and Safety
Combustible. Decomposes in light.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4057