Iron(II) fumarate

Summary

Iron(II) fumarate
Iron(II)fumarate.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Iron(2+) (2E)-but-2-enedioate
Other names
Ferrous fumarate; Feostat
Identifiers
  • 141-01-5 checkY
3D model (JSmol)
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ChEMBL
  • ChEMBL1200640 ☒N
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  • 10607713 checkY
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  • DTXSID7047148 Edit this at Wikidata
  • InChI=1S/C4H4O4.Fe/c5-3(6)1-2-4(7)8;/h1-2H,(H,5,6)(H,7,8);/q;+2/p-2/b2-1+; checkY
    Key: PMVSDNDAUGGCCE-TYYBGVCCSA-L checkY
  • InChI=1/C4H4O4.Fe/c5-3(6)1-2-4(7)8;/h1-2H,(H,5,6)(H,7,8);/q;+2/p-2/b2-1+;
    Key: PMVSDNDAUGGCCE-FMKVMNOJBF
  • [Fe+2].[O-]C(=O)/C=C/C([O-])=O
Properties
C4H2FeO4
Molar mass 169.90128
Appearance reddish-brown powder
Odor odorless
Density 2.435 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Melting point 280 °C (536 °F; 553 K)
slightly soluble
Pharmacology
B03AA02 (WHO)
Hazards
NFPA 704 (fire diamond)
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Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
3850 mg/kg (oral, rat)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Iron(II) fumarate, also known as ferrous fumarate, is the iron(II) salt of fumaric acid, occurring as a reddish-orange powder, used to supplement iron intake. It has the chemical formula C4H2FeO4. Pure ferrous fumarate has an iron content of 32.87%, therefore one tablet of 300 mg iron fumarate will contain 98.6 mg of iron (548% Daily Value based on 18 mg RDI).



Iron supplement

Ferrous fumarate is often taken orally as an iron supplement.

See also