Iron Oxalate is a chemical inorganic compound that is denser than water. It sinks in water but is poorly soluble. It is a pale yellow solid that is soluble in dilute mineral acids. Sugar, glycerin, & many organic hydroxy acids obstruct precipitation. Many soluble carbonates, phosphates, & oxalates generate precipitation of Ferrous salts in neutral solutions. It has a rhombic crystalline structure.
Iron Oxalate Dihydrated form, is usually available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms have a strong impression to consider. It has its other name as Ferrous oxalate. It decomposes at 150-160C. Its combustions products are iron fume or iron oxide fume. It has a flashpoint of 18.8A C.
Iron oxalate dihydrate is regarded as a key building block for the preparation of various advanced materials. Further, the pressure dependence of the crystal and molecular structure of the title compound was investigated up to p ≥ 20 GPa. It is the ferrous salt of ethandicarboxylic acid (oxalic acid). The corresponding, naturally occurring mineral is called humboldtine.
USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR Iron oxalate
- It is served as a photographic developer for silver bromide-gelatin plates.
- It is used for decorative glassware.
- It acts to impart a greenish-brown tint to optical glass (sunglasses, and windshield).
- It is utilized in pigment for plastics, paints, lacquers.
- Iron oxalate is utilized as the light-sensitive element in the platinotype process Platinum/Palladium Printing.