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A16946 Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III), 98+%

CAS Number
13746-66-2
Synonyms
Potassium ferricyanide

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A16946-30 250g 25.50
A16946-0B 1000g 76.60
A16946-0I 5000g 318.00
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Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III), 98+%

MDL
MFCD00011392
EINECS
237-323-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6FeK3N6
Formula Weight
329.26
Melting point
dec.
Density
1.89
Storage & Sensitivity
Light Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water and acid. Slightly soluble in alcohol.

Applications

Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) is used in reading palimpsests and old manuscripts, in blueprint drawing and in photography (Cyanotype process). It finds application to harden iron and steel, in electroplating, dyeing wool and as a laboratory reagent. It is a mild oxidizing agent used in organic synthesis. It is associated with potassium hydroxide solution used to formulate Murakami’s etchant, which is useful for metallographers to provide contrast between binder and carbide phases in cemented carbides. Further, it is used in many amperometric biosensors as an electron transfer agent replacing an enzyme's natural electron transfer agent such as oxygen with the enzyme glucose oxidase. It is an active ingredient in blood glucose meters used by diabetics.

Notes

Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents, ammonia, hydrochloric acid and cyanides.

Literature References

do Carmo, D. R.; Silvestrini, D. R.; da Silveira, T. F.; Cumba, L. R.; Dias Filho, N. L.; Soares, L. A. Silsesquioxane organofunctionalized with 4-amino-3-hydrazino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole: Preparation and subsequent reaction with silver and potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) for detection of l-cysteine. Mater. Sci. Eng., C 2015, 57, 24-30.

Matsishin, M.; Rachkov, A.; Errachid, A.; Dzyadevych, S.; Soldatkin, A. Development of impedimetric DNA biosensor for selective detection and discrimination of oligonucleotide sequences of the rpoB gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sens. Actuators B Chem. 2015, 222, 1152-1158.

Precautionary Statements:

Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.

Other References

Merck
14,7630
Harmonized Tariff Code
2837.20
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LJ8225000

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