Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III), solution 1 M

Molecular formula:
K3[Fe(CN)6]
Chemical compound:
potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)
Common name:
Other names:
red prussiate of potash, prussian red, potassium ferricyanide

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