Iron Carbonate




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Compound Formula CFeO3
Molecular Weight 115.85
Appearance Powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 3.8 g/cm3
Exact Mass N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 115.919685 Da
Charge N/A

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Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
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Carbonate IonIron Carbonate is a water insoluble Iron source that can easily be converted to other Iron compounds, such as the oxide by heating (calcination). Carbonate compounds also give off carbon dioxide when treated with dilute acids. Iron Carbonate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Iron(II) carbonate, Iron(2+) carbonate, Blaud's mass, Carbonic acid, iron salt Ferrous Carbonate, iron(+2) cation carbonate, carbonic acid, iron(2+) salt (1:1), Ferrous monocarbonate

Chemical Identifiers

Formula FeCO3
CAS 563-71-3
Pubchem CID 11248
EC No. 209-259-6
IUPAC Name iron(+2) cation carbonate
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
SMILES [Fe+2].[O-]C([O-])=O
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CH2O3.Fe/c2-1(3)4;/h(H2,2,3,4);/q;+2/p-2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

FeSee more Iron products. Iron (atomic symbol: Fe, atomic number: 26) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 55.845. The number of electrons in each of Iron's shells is 2, 8, 14, 2 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d6 4s2. The iron atom has a radius of 126 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 194 pm. Iron was discovered by humans before 5000 BC. In its elemental form, iron has a lustrous grayish metallic appearance. Iron is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust and the most common element by mass forming the earth as a whole. Iron is rarely found as a free element, since it tends to oxidize easily it is usually found in minerals such as magnetite, hematite, goethite, limonite, or siderite. Though pure iron is typically soft, the addition of carbon creates the alloy known as steel, which is significantly stronger. For more information on iron, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of iron products, visit the Iron element page. .


Recent Research & Development for Iron

  • Oral or intravenous iron for anemia correction in chronic kidney disease? Drüeke TB, Massy ZA. Kidney Int. 9/30/2015
  • Safety Profile of Oral Iron Chelator Deferiprone in Chinese Children with Transfusion-dependent Thalassaemia. Botzenhardt S, Sing CW, Wong IC, Chan GC, Wong LY, Felisi M, Rascher W, Ceci A, Neubert A. Curr Drug Saf. 9/30/2015
  • Further support for the association of GNPAT variant rs11558492 with severe iron overload in hemochromatosis. Besson-Fournier C, Martinez M, Vinel JP, Aguilar-Martinez P, Coppin H, Roth MP. Hepatology. 9/29/2015
  • Iron metabolism in heart failure: Mechanisms and therapeutic approaches. Miranda C. Rev Port Cardiol. 9/28/2015
  • Use of ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide particles for imaging carotid atherosclerosis. Usman A, Sadat U, Patterson AJ, Tang TY, Varty K, Boyle JR, Armon MP, Hayes PD, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. Nanomedicine (Lond). 9/24/2015
  • Iron Overload in Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Schempp A, Lee J, Kearney S, Mulrooney DA, Smith AR. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 9/23/2015
  • Binding of dinitrogen to an iron-sulfur-carbon site. ?ori? I, Mercado BQ, Bill E, Vinyard DJ, Holland PL. Nature. 9/15/2015
  • The iron component of particulate matter is antiapoptotic: a clue to the development of lung cancer after exposure to atmospheric pollutants? Lovera-Leroux M, Crobeddu B, Kassis N, Petit PX, Janel N, Baeza-Squiban A, Andreau K. Biochimie. 9/15/2015
  • Iron Status of Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease. Gest J, Langston C, Eatroff A. J Vet Intern Med. 9/1/2015
  • Magnetic circular dichroism and computational study of mononuclear and dinuclear iron(IV) complexes. Ye S, Xue G, Krivokapic I, Petrenko T, Bill E, Que L Jr, Neese F. Chem Sci. 8/24/2015

Recent Research & Development for Carbonates

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(glyceric Acid Carbonate): A Degradable Analogue of Poly(acrylic Acid). Zhang H, Lin X, Chin S, Grinstaff MW. J Am Chem Soc. 9/30/2015
  • Specific Accumulation of Lanthanum Carbonate in the Gastric Mucosal Histiocytes in a Dialysis Patient. Yasunaga C, Haratake J, Ohtani A. Ther Apher Dial. 9/29/2015
  • A Nodular Foreign Body Reaction in a Dialysis Patient Receiving Long-term Treatment With Lanthanum Carbonate. Valika AH, Jain D, Jaffe PE, Moeckel G, Brewster UC. Am J Kidney Dis. 9/29/2015
  • Early post-mortem formation of carbonate concretions around tusk-shells over week-month timescales. Yoshida H, Ujihara A, Minami M, Asahara Y, Katsuta N, Yamamoto K, Sirono SI, Maruyama I, Nishimoto S, Metcalfe R. Sci Rep. 9/24/2015
  • A Bioinspired Switchable and Tunable Carbonate-Activated Nanofluidic Diode Based on a Single Nanochannel. Xie G, Xiao K, Zhang Z, Kong XY, Liu Q, Li P, Wen L, Jiang L. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 9/24/2015
  • Effects of lanthanum carbonate versus calcium carbonate on vascular stiffness and bone mineral metabolism in hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Wada K, Wada Y, Uchida HA, Tsuruoka S. Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis. 9/23/2015
  • Reinforced Poly(Propylene Carbonate) Composite with Enhanced and Tunable Characteristics, an Alternative for Poly(lactic Acid). Manavitehrani I, Fathi A, Wang Y, Maitz P, Dehghani F. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9/23/2015
  • Microbial Synthesis of Iron Sulfide (FeS) and Iron Carbonate (FeCO3) Nanoparticles. Kim Y, Lee Y, Roh Y. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 9/23/2015
  • Mechanism of action of ethylene sulfite and vinylene carbonate electrolyte additives in LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2/graphite pouch cells: electrochemical, GC-MS and XPS analysis. Madec L, Petibon R, Tasaki K, Xia J, Sun JP, Hill IG, Dahn JR. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/22/2015
  • Effects of Nanosized Lithium Carbonate Particles on the Functional Activity of Macrophages During Development of Hepatocarcinoma 29. Konenkov VI, Borodin YI, Makarova OP, Bgatova NP, Rachkovskaya LN. Bull Exp Biol Med. 4/29/2015

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