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Ammonium iron(III) citrate

Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate for Photography, Medical Applications and More.


What is Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate?

Ammonium iron(III) citrate is a complex salt formed by the reaction of citric acid with ammonium hydroxide and iron(III) hydroxide. It is commonly found as a green crystalline powder and is widely used in various industrial and artistic applications. Our Ammonium Iron(III) citrate is of high quality and is ideal for professional purposes.

What do you use Ammonium Iron(III) citrate for?

Ammonium iron(III) citrate has several applications:

  • Photography: As a photosensitive component in cyanotype, a traditional photographic printing process.
  • Medical: In the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.
  • Food industry: As a food additive for iron fortification of certain products.
  • Chemical analysis: As a reagent in some chemical tests.

Properties of Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate

Ammonium iron(III) citrate is known for its high solubility in water and its photosensitive properties, making it popular in photographic applications. When exposed to ultraviolet light, it undergoes a chemical change, which causes it to be used in the cyanotype process to create blueprints.

Other common areas of application:

  • As a stabilizer in the food industry.
  • In the cosmetics industry for its astringent properties.
  • As a dietary supplement for iron enrichment.


  • Is Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate Safe for Consumption? Yes, in regulated amounts it is sometimes used as a food additive or supplement, but always under strict guidelines.
  • What is the chemical formula of Ammonium Iron(III) citrate? The exact chemical formula may vary, but a common formula is C₆H₈O₇FeNH₃.
  • Where can I find more information about Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate? More information can be found in the safety data sheets offered, or at: Pubchem.

Where can I buy Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate?

Are you looking for Ammonium Iron(III) Citrate for your professional needs? At DutchChems you will find ammonium iron (III) citrate of high quality, suitable for various applications. Place your order now and take advantage of our fast delivery!


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