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Alfa Aesar™ Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III), 98+%

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Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)
CAS 13746-66-2
Molecular Formula C6FeK3N6
Linear Formula K3Fe(CN)6
Formula Weight 329.26
MDL Number MFCD00011392
Merck Index 14,7630
Synonym Potassium ferricyanide
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Chemical Name or Material Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)
CAS 13746-66-2
RTECS Number LJ8225000
TSCA TSCA
Assay ≥98%
Molecular Formula C6FeK3N6
Linear Formula K3Fe(CN)6
Formula Weight 329.26
MDL Number MFCD00011392
Merck Index 14,7630
Synonym Potassium ferricyanide
Quantity 1000g

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.

Solubility
Soluble in water and acid. Slightly soluble in alcohol.

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