A pale yellow powder used in photographic developers for silver bromide-gelatin plates. Ferrous oxalate is also used to tint windshields and sunglasses. Commercially sold as Ferrox, it is also used as a pigment in plastics, paints, glass, and lacquers.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in acids. Insoluble in water.
|Melting Point||150-160 (d)|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 143.86|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic. Decomposes at 160C to release carbon monoxide.
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4099