Ferrous sulphate/ Iron Sulphate

(Ferrous sulphate heptahydrate, Ferrous sulphate monohydrate)

Industrially, ferrous sulfate is mainly used as a precursor to other iron compounds. It is a reducing agent, mostly for the reduction of chromate in cement.

Nutritional supplement
Together with other iron compounds, ferrous sulfate is used to fortify foods and to treat iron-deficiency anemia.

In horticulture it is used for treating iron chlorosis.

It is used as a gold refining chemical to precipitate metallic gold from auric chloride solutions.

It has been applied for the purification of water by flocculation and for phosphate removal in municipal and industrial sewage treatment plants to prevent eutrophication of surface water bodies.

It is used as a traditional method of treating wood panel on houses, either alone, dissolved in water, or as a component of water-based paint.

Green vitriol is also a useful reagent in the identification of mushrooms.

Chemical formula (Ferrous sulphate heptahydrate) FeSO4·7H2O
EC NUMBER – 231-753-5
CAS NUMBER – 7782-63-0

Chemical formula (Ferrous sulphate monohydrate) FeSO4·H2O
EC NUMBER – 231-753-5
CAS NUMBER – 17375-41-6