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Ferric Chloride, 100 grams, Anhydrous, ACS Reagent #016-622
Ferric Chloride, 100 grams, Anhydrous, ACS Reagent
Chemical Name:
Ferric Chloride
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:
ferric trichloride, ferric perchloride, iron chloride, iron trichloride, iron perchloride

Detailed Product Description:

A brownish/black powder.Soluble in water, alcohol, glycerol, methanol

and ether.

Ferric Chloride, (more correctly called Iron (III) chloride) is an industrial

scale commodity chemical compound.The color of ferric chloride crystals

depends on the viewing angleóby reflected light the crystals appear dark green,

but by transmitted light they appear purple-red. Anhydrous ferric chloride

is deliquescent, forming hydrated hydrogen chloride mists in moist air.


This is ACS Reagent Grade material with a minimum purity of 97%


Commonly used as an etching agent in engraving, photography and in

printed circuitry.When dissolved in water, ferric chloride undergoes

hydrolysis and gives off heat in an exothermic reaction. The resulting

brown, acidic, and corrosive solution is used as a coagulant in sewage

treatment and drinking water production, and as an etchant for copper-

based metals including printed circuit board processing.

Anhydrous ferric chloride is a fairly strong Lewis acid, and is used as

a catalyst in organic synthesis.

It is sometimes used by American coin collectors to identify the dates of

Buffalo nickels that are so badly worn that the date is no longer visible.

Also used by knife craftsmen and sword smiths to stain blades, to give a

contrasting effect to the metal, and to view metal layering or imperfections.

Used for etching of photogravure plates for printing photographic and fine

art images in intaglio and for etching rotogravure cylinders used in the printing



Ferric Chloride is toxic, highly corrosive and acidic.The anhydrous material

is a powerful dehydrating agent. †††Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.Strong

irritant to skin and tissue.Download, read, and understand precautions

described in MSDS before using this substance.

Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)


Contents of 100 grams comes packed in 250ml sized wide-mouth

amber glass bottle.



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