Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III), solution 0.4 M
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- Chemical compound:
- potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)
- Common name:
K3[Fe(CN)6] – potassium ferricyanide – exists as bright red crystals that are soluble in water and form a yellow solution. It was initially used in the production of Prussian blue dyes. Nowadays, potassium ferricyanide is widely used in blueprints (reproductions of technical drawings) and as a color-forming component in photography. It is also used as an electrolyte in the production of electrochemical devices, and to produce fuel in pyrotechnics.
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- Toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.
- Causes serious eye irritation.
- Avoid release to the environment.
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- IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
- If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
- Collect spillage.
- Wash skin thoroughly after handling.