Iron(II) lactate

Summary

Iron(II) lactate
Ferrous lactate.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Ferrous 2-hydroxypropanoate
Other names
Iron dilactate
Iron(II) lactate
E585
Identifiers
  • 5905-52-2 checkY
3D model (JSmol)
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ChemSpider
  • 20839
ECHA InfoCard 100.025.098 Edit this at Wikidata
E number E585 (acidity regulators, ...)
  • 22197
UNII
  • 5JU4C2L5A0 checkY
  • DTXSID20905003 Edit this at Wikidata
  • InChI=1/2C3H6O3.Fe/c2*1-2(4)3(5)6;/h2*2,4H,1H3,(H,5,6);/q;;+2/p-2
    Key: DKKCQDROTDCQOR-NUQVWONBAL
  • [Fe+2].[O-]C(=O)C(O)C.[O-]C(=O)C(O)C
Properties
C6H10FeO6
Molar mass 233.9888 g/mol (anhydrous)
288.03464 g/mol (trihydrate)
Appearance greenish-white powder
Melting point 500 °C (932 °F; 773 K)
trihydrate:
2.1 g/100ml (10 °C)
8.5 g/100ml (100 °C)
dihydrate:
2% (25 °C)[1]
Solubility soluble in alkali citrates
negligible in alcohol
insoluble in ether
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Ferrous lactate, or iron(II) lactate, is a chemical compound consisting of one atom of iron (Fe2+) and two lactate anions. It has the chemical formula Fe(C
3
H
5
O
3
)
.

Uses

It is used as a food additive with E number E585. It is an acidity regulator and colour retention agent, and is also used to fortify foods with iron.

References

  1. ^ Iron(II) lactate dihydrate MSDS Archived 2014-05-03 at the Wayback Machine at Jost Chemical