Ferric Chloride

CAS:  7705-08-0

Synonyms:    Ferric chloride, anhydrous; Ferric Trichloride; Iron Chloride; Iron Trichloride

Uses:    Treatment of sewage and industrial wastes; etchig agent for engraving, photography and printed circuitry; condensation catalyst in Friedel-Crafts reactions; mordant; oxidizing, chlorinating, and condensing agent; disinfectant; pigment; feed additive; water purification.

Hazard:    Inhalation of dust may irritate nose and throat.  Ingestion causes irritation of mouth and stomach.  Dust irritates eyes.  Prolonged contact with skin causes irritation and burns.