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Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)


Synonym: Potassium ferricyanide, Red prussiate



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Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)

ACS reagent, ≥99%, powder, <10 μm

Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)

ReagentPlus®, ~99%

Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) solution

volumetric, 0.1 M K3Fe(CN)6

Sodium hexafluoroaluminate

99.98% trace metals basis

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Safety Information

Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
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Protocols & Articles


Determination of Water Content in Potassium hexacyano ferrate Using Karl Fischer Titration

Adherent water in salts can be easily determined. It is best to choose a working medium which will prevent the salt from dissolving, e.g. a Methanol-Chloroform mixture with an excess of Chloroform. T...
Keywords: Crystallization, Titrations

Determination of Water Content in Potassium hexacyano ferrate(II)-3-hydrate Using Karl Fischer Titration

This substance does not dissolve to a clear solution in the methanolic medium of the KF titration. A cloudy solution forms and the addition of formamide or HYDRANAL-Buffer Acid to aid solubility lead...
Keywords: Titrations

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Metabolic intermediate complex formation of human cytochrome P450 3A4 by lapatinib. Takakusa H, Wahlin MD, Zhao C, et al. Drug Metab. Dispos. 39(6), 1022-30, (2011)


Double-layered nanoparticle stacks for spectro-electrochemical applications. Frank P, Srajer J, Schwaighofer A, et al. Optics Letters 37(17), 3603-5, (2012)


Visible spectrophotometric method for amiodarone. Bosînceanu A, Popa G, Tântaru G, et al. Rev. Med. Chir. Soc. Med. Nat. Iasi. 116(1), 330-5, (2012)


[Differential medium for selection of bacterial L-asparaginase producer strains]. Pokrovskaia MV, Pokrovskiĭ VS, and Sokolov NN Prikl. Biokhim. Mikrobiol. 47(2), 183-6, (2011)


A sensitive ferricyanide-mediated biochemical oxygen demand assay for analysis of wastewater treatment plant influents and treated effluents. Jordan MA, Welsh DT, John R, et al. Water Res. 47(2), 841-9, (2013)


Development of a novel label-free amperometric immunosensor for the detection of okadaic acid. Hayat A, Barthelmebs L, Sassolas A, et al. Anal. Chim. Acta 724, 92-7, (2012)


Scaling-up microbial fuel cells: configuration and potential drop phenomenon at series connection of unit cells in shared anolyte. Kim D, An J, Kim B, et al. ChemSusChem 5(6), 1086-91, (2012)


Determination of hyperin in seed of Cuscuta chinensis Lam. by enhanced chemiluminescence of CdTe quantum dots on calcein/K3Fe(CN)6 system. Kang J, Li X, Geng J, et al. Food Chem. 134(4), 2383-8, (2012)


On the role of β-cyanoalanine synthase (CAS) in metabolism of free cyanide and ferri-cyanide by rice seedlings. Yu XZ, Lu PC, and Yu Z Ecotoxicology 21(2), 548-56, (2012)


Chemiluminescence determination of terbutaline sulfate in bovine urine and pharmaceutical preparations based on enhancement of the 2-phenyl-4, 5-di (2-furyl) imidazole-potassium ferricyanide system. Han L, Zhang Y, Kang J, et al. J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 58, 141-5, (2012)


Probing the turnover efficiency of photosystem II membrane fragments with different electron acceptors. Shevela D and Messinger J Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1817(8), 1208-12, (2012)


Effect of humic substances on toxicity of inorganic oxidizer bioluminescent monitoring. Tarasova AS, Stom DI, and Kudryasheva NS Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30(5), 1013-7, (2011)


Design considerations in the use of interdigitated microsensor electrode arrays (IMEs) for impedimetric characterization of biomimetic hydrogels. Yang L, Guiseppi-Wilson A, and Guiseppi-Elie A Biomed. Microdevices 13(2), 279-89, (2011)


Improved thin-layer chromatography bioautographic assay for the detection of actylcholinesterase inhibitors in plants. Yang ZD, Song ZW, Ren J, et al. Phytochem. Anal. 22(6), 509-15, (2011)


Influence of membrane organization on the interactions between persistent pollutants and model membranes. Matyszewska D, Wypijewska E, and Bilewicz R Bioelectrochemistry 87, 192-8, (2012)


On-line chemiluminescence determination of mitoxantrone by capillary electrophoresis. Han S and Wang H J. Chromatogr. B. Analyt. Technol. Biomed. Life Sci. 878(28), 2901-4, (2010)


Oxidative and reductive routes of glycerol and glucose fermentation by Escherichia coli batch cultures and their regulation by oxidizing and reducing reagents at different pHs. Poladyan A, Avagyan A, Vassilian A, et al. Curr. Microbiol. 66(1), 49-55, (2013)


Evidence for functional interaction of plasma membrane electron transport, voltage-dependent anion channel and volume-regulated anion channel in frog aorta. Rao RP and Rao JP J. Biosci. 35(4), 519-24, (2010)


Structure of laccase from Streptomyces coelicolor after soaking with potassium hexacyanoferrate and at an improved resolution of 2.3 Å. Skálová T, Dušková J, Hašek J, et al. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 67(Pt 1), 27-32, (2011)


Accelerating glycolytic flux of Torulopsis glabrata CCTCC M202019 at high oxidoreduction potential created using potassium ferricyanide. Qin Y, Liu LM, Li CH, et al. Biotechnol. Prog. 26(6), 1551-7, (2010)


Development of a compact chemiluminescence system coupled with capillary electrophoresis for carbohydrate analysis. Zhu J, Shu L, Wu M, et al. Talanta 93, 428-32, (2012)


FI-photoinduced chemiluminescence method for diuron determination in water samples. Catalá-Icardo M, López-Paz JL, and Peña-Bádena A Anal. Sci. 27(3), 291-6, (2011)


Application and equivalence assessment for determining ethamsylate by using potassium ferricyanide as spectroscopic probe reagent. Liu L, Li J, and Li Q Anal. Sci. 26(11), 1163-7, (2010)


Sodium nitroprusside may modulate Escherichia coli antioxidant enzyme expression by interacting with the ferric uptake regulator. Bertrand R, Danielson D, Gong V, et al. Med. Hypotheses 78(1), 130-3, (2012)


Factor affecting the endogenous β-glucuronidase activity in rapeseed haploid cells: how to avoid interference with the Gus transgene in transformation studies. Abdollahi MR, Memari HR, and van Wijnen AJ Gene 487(1), 96-102, (2011)


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