Potassium hexacyanoferrate(II)

Molecular formula:
K4[Fe(CN)6]
Chemical compound:
potassium hexacyanoferrate(II)
Common name:
Other names:
yellow prussiate of potash, potassium hexacyanoferrate (II), potassium ferrocyanide, tetrapotassium ferrocyanide

K4[Fe(CN)6], or potassium ferrocyanide, is a substance with many different applications. For example, it is known in the EU as the food additive E536, while sodium ferrocyanide Na4[Fe(CN)6] (prussiate of soda) is used in the American food industry. Both these substances are anticaking agents, which are added in small amounts to the table salt we use every day.

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Hazard information

This reagent is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications. Treat all reagents with caution.