Iron(II) lactate

Iron(II) lactate
Ferrous lactate.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Ferrous 2-hydroxypropanoate
Other names
Iron dilactate
Iron(II) lactate
E585
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.025.098
E number E585 (acidity regulators, ...)
Properties
C6H10FeO6
Molar mass 233.99 g/mol
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(C3H5O3)2.

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.

Safety

It is toxic and may cause irritation. Avoid inhalation of dusts. Remove all contamination, rinse with plenty of water. May cause some health symptoms including nausea after ingestion both acute and delayed.[1]

References

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