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Iron(II) sulfate heptahydrate is used as a precursor to prepare other iron compounds such as a lawn conditioner and a mordant for wool dyeing. It is actively used in the manufacture of ink including iron gall ink. As a reducing agent, it participates in the reduction of chromate in cement. It is also used in industrial water treatment plants to remove phosphate. It is also used in the gold refining process to precipitate metallic gold. Woodworkers use aqueous solutions of ferrous sulfate to color maple wood a silvery hue. It finds application in the treatment of iron chlorosis, which arises due to deficiency of iron in horticulture.
Harman, D. G.; Gorkin, R.; Stevens, L.; Thompson, B.; Wagner, K.; Weng, B.; Wallace, G. G. Poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene): dextran sulfate (PEDOT: DS)-A highly processable conductive organic biopolymer. Acta Biomater. 2015, 14, 33-42.
Setifi, Z.; Setifi, F.; Francuski, B. M.; Novakovic, S. B.; Merazig, H. Crystal structure of tetraaqua [2-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-imidazole-2N2, N3] iron (II) sulfate. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun 2015, 71 (4), 346-349.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H336-H373
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P314-P330-P332+P313-P362-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant