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Ferric chloride

  • Synonyms: Iron chloride
  • Categories: Coagulant
  • Molecular Formula:FeCl3
  • Molecular Weight:162.20
  • UN Code.:8.1,UN NO.:1773
  • Customs Code:2827399000
  • CAS NO.:7705-08-0
  • EINES NO.:231-729-4
  • Package:in net 50kg black drums,23mt/20'fcl of water treatment chemical
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Ferric chloride


greenish-brown crystal or Red-brown liquid

Ferric Chloride main types:

Ferric Chloride Anhydrous 98%,Industry grade,greenish-brown crystal;

Ferric Chloride Anhydrous 96%,Industry grade,greenish-brown crystal;

Ferric Chloride Liquid 45%,Industry grade,Red-brown liquid;

Ferric Chloride Hexahydrate,Industry grade,pale yellow or orange yellow crystal;


1,Water treatment: Ferric chloride anhydrous  used to form floc out of the effluent and make the effluent transparent & free from impurities.

2,Metallurgical industry: Ferric chloride anhydrous is corrosive for electronic printed board, chlorinating agent.

3,Dye industry: Used as oxidant and mordant.

4,Organic synthesis: Used as catalyst, oxidant, and chlorinating agent

5,Print industry: Necessary for the etching of photogravure plates for printing photographic and fine art images in intaglio and for etching rotogravure cylinders used in the printing industry。

6,Medicine: Used in veterinary practice to treat overcropping of an animal's claws, particularly when the overcropping results in bleeding.

7,Raku ware firing: Used in a technique of Raku ware firing, the iron coloring a pottery piece shades of pink, brown, and orange.

8 Other uses: Used for making ferric salt, pigment as raw material.