157740

Sigma-Aldrich

Iron(III) chloride

greener alternative

reagent grade, 97%

Synonym(s):
Iron trichloride, Ferric chloride, Molysite
Linear Formula:
FeCl3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
162.20
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

reagent grade

vapor density

5.61 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 194 °C)

assay

97%

form

powder

greener alternative product characteristics

Catalysis
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mp

304 °C (lit.)

greener alternative category

Aligned

SMILES string

Cl[Fe](Cl)Cl

InChI

1S/3ClH.Fe/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3

InChI key

RBTARNINKXHZNM-UHFFFAOYSA-K

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General description

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Iron(III) chloride is a mild oxidizing agent and participates in various carbon-carbon-bond forming reactions. On crystallization with water, it forms hydrates. It can be prepared by reacting chlorine with the scrap iron at approximately 650°C.

Application

Iron(III) chloride (Ferric Chloride, FeCl3) has been used as a surface modulator for the characterization of wines by fingerprinting technology. It has been used for the quantitative estimation of sulfide in various biological samples.
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.

Packaging

5, 100 g in glass bottle
20 kg in poly drum
2.5 kg in poly bottle
1 kg in glass bottle

Pictograms

CorrosionExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

hazcat

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

storage_class_code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

"Iron (III) chloride-catalyzed convenient one-pot synthesis of homoallyl benzyl ethers starting from aldehydes"
Watahiki T, et al.
Organic Letters, 5(17), 3045-3048 (2003)
Novel non-specific liquid fingerprint technology for wine analysis: a feasibility study.
Siivonen JJ, et al.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20(2), 172-177 (2014)
"Iron (III) chloride-based mild synthesis of phenanthrene and its application to total synthesis of phenanthroindolizidine alkaloids"
Wang L-K, et al.
Tetrahedron, 64(32), 7504-7510 (2008)
Yuanyuan Kong et al.
Cell death & disease, 10(9), 624-624 (2019-08-20)
Recent findings demonstrate that aberrant downregulation of the iron-exporter protein, ferroportin (FPN1), is associated with poor prognosis and osteoclast differentiation in multiple myeloma (MM). Here, we show that FPN1 was downregulated in MM and that clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic...
H F Hazlett et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 10935-10935 (2020-07-04)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, resulting in chronic bacterial lung infections and tissue damage. CF macrophages exhibit reduced bacterial killing and increased inflammatory signaling. Iron is elevated...

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