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Iron(III) chloride

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sublimed grade, ≥99.9% trace metals basis

Iron trichloride, Ferric chloride, Molysite
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sublimed grade

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vapor density

5.61 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 194 °C)


≥99.9% trace metals basis


powder or crystals

reaction suitability

reagent type: catalyst
core: iron

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cell culture | mammalian: suitable


≤1000.0 ppm Trace Metal Analysis


304 °C (lit.)


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Iron(III) chloride may be employed for the synthesis of polypyrrole via polymerization reaction. It may be employed as catalyst for the intramolecular oxidative coupling for the preparation of phenanthrene ring. It is a cheap, eco-friendly oxidizing reagent useful for the following organic reactions:
  • polymerizations
  • oxidations
  • oxidative couplings
  • reductions
  • C-C bond formation
  • Ferrier rearrangement
  • multicomponent condensations
  • Friedel-Crafts reactions
  • cyclization′s
  • glycosidation
  • Prins-type cyclization
The vapor-phase co-reductions with other metal halides by hydrogen results in finely divided intermetallics with applications as structural materials or compounds with useful thermoelectric, magnetic, and oxidation-resitance properties.


1, 5, 25 g in glass bottle


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Optimum reaction conditions for the polymerization of pyrrole by iron (III) chloride in aqueous solution.
Armes SP.
Synthetic Metals, 20(3), 365-371 (1987)
Recent uses of iron (III) chloride in organic synthesis.
Diaz DD, et al.
Current Organic Chemistry, 10(4), 457-476 (2006)
Photoredox chemistry of iron (III) chloride and iron (III) perchlorate in aqueous media. A comparative study.
David F and David PG.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 80(6), 579-583 (1976)
Kailiang Wang et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 74(2), 935-938 (2008-12-05)
Easily available and nontoxic FeCl(3) catalyzes intramolecular oxidative coupling for the direct construction of the phenanthrene ring using meta-chloroperbenzoic acid as sole oxidant at room temperature in excellent yields. The mechanistic investigations show that FeCl(3)-catalyzed coupling proceeds through the heterolytic
Eagleson M.
Concise Encyclopedia Chemistry, 553-553 (1994)

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