Iron Oxide Fe2O3 CAS 1309-37-1

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About Iron Oxide Fe2O3 Powder:
Iron (III) oxide or iron oxide is an inorganic compound with the molecular formula Fe2O3. It is one of the three main oxides of iron, and the other two are rare forms of iron oxide (II) and natural magnetite iron oxide (II, III).
Iron oxide or iron trioxide with the general formula Fe2O3 is an inorganic compound known to be one of the three main oxides of iron naturally present in a mineral called magnetite. When iron oxide is used as a suspension in solutions and applications in the fields of biomedicine, agriculture and the environment, it has unique super magnetic properties and easy separation methods. The advantage of iron oxide powder is that it can be modified with a variety of inorganic and organic compounds (such as starch, polyelectrolyte and non-ionic detergent) according to its main surface chemical potential so that it can be used for more applications. Iron oxide is considered to be the most common magnetic particle and powder used in biomedical applications by applying an external magnetic field.
Iron oxide is a compound with ferromagnetic properties. When placed in an external magnetic field, the compound is magnetic. When they are obtained in a controlled size and crystal morphology, this property proves to be the desired characteristic. Iron oxide fine particles have become the focus of attention due to their low toxicity, magnetic properties, and convenient separation methods in medical diagnosis and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The application of iron oxide on the macro scale and its reactivity are decisive factors, but when available in smaller sizes in the micron and nano scales, they exhibit spontaneous combustion. As a semiconductor material, iron oxide has negative temperature efficiency of resistance. Feel free to send an inquiry to get the latest price if you would like to buy Iron Oxide Fe2O3 Powder in bulk.

Performance of Iron Oxide Fe2O3 powder:

Iron oxide red to reddish brown powder. Odorless. Insoluble in water, organic acids and organic solvents. Soluble in inorganic acids. There are two types: α-type (positive magnetic) and γ-type (diamagnetic). The fineness of dry-produced products is generally below 1μm. Stable to light, heat and air. It is more stable to acid and alkali. Strong coloring power. The relative density is 5.12~5.24. The lower the content, the lower the relative density. Refractive index 3.042. Melting point is 1550℃, decomposes at about 1560℃.

Technical Parameter of Iron Oxide Fe2O3 powder:


Content Fe2O3≥﹪9696
105°C volatile matter ≤﹪0.90.9
Hydrotrope ≤﹪0.250.25
Water-soluble chloride and sulfate≤﹪0.180.18
Residue on sieve (10um)mesh0.450.45
Water suspension PH value5.0-7.05.0-7.0
Oil absorption (ml/100g)2020
Colour(as compared with the sample) Micro-Micro-
Tinting strength ﹪9999

How is Iron Oxide Fe2O3 Powder produced?
There are wet and dry methods for preparing Iron Oxide Fe2O3. Wet-process products have fine crystals, soft particles, easy to grind, and easy to use as pigments. Dry-process products have large crystals and hard particles, which are suitable for magnetic materials, polishing and abrasive materials.
1. Wet method
Quickly react a certain amount of 5% ferrous sulfate solution with excess sodium hydroxide solution (the alkali excess is required to be 0.040.08g/mL), and pass in the air at room temperature to make it all become reddish-brown ferric hydroxide colloidal solution, As the nucleus of deposited iron oxide. Take the crystal nucleus as the carrier, use ferrous sulfate as the medium, and pass in the air. At 7585℃, in the presence of metallic iron, the ferrous sulfate reacts with oxygen in the air to form iron oxide (ie iron red) and deposits on the crystal nucleus, The sulfate radicals in the solution reacts with the metallic iron to regenerate ferrous sulfate, and the ferrous sulfate is oxidized to iron red by air to continue to deposit so that the circulation to the end of the whole process will generate red iron oxide.
2. Dry method
Nitric acid reacts with iron to form ferrous nitrate, which is cooled and crystallized, dehydrated and dried, then ground and calcined at 600-700°C for 8-10 hours, washed with water, dried, and pulverized to obtain iron oxide red product. Iron oxide yellow can also be used as a raw material to obtain red iron oxide after calcination at 600700℃.
Applications of Iron Oxide Fe2O3 Powder:
1. Iron industry
The overwhelming application of iron(III) oxide is as the feedstock of the steel and iron industries, e.g. the production of iron, steel, and many alloys.
2. Polishing
A very fine powder of ferric oxide is known as “jeweler’s rouge”, “red rouge”, or simply rouge. It is used to put the final polish on metallic jewelry and lenses, and historically as a cosmetic. Rouge cuts more slowly than some modern polishes, such as cerium(IV) oxide, but is still used in optics fabrication and by jewelers, for the superior finish it can produce. When polishing gold, the rouge slightly stains the gold, which contributes to the appearance of the finished piece. Rouge is sold as a powder, paste, laced on polishing cloths, or solid bar (with a wax or grease binder). Other polishing compounds are also often called “rouge”, even when they do not contain iron oxide. Jewelers remove the residual rouge on jewelry by use of ultrasonic cleaning. Products sold as “stropping compounds” are often applied to a leather strop to assist in getting a razor edge on knives, straight razors, or any other edged tool.
3. Pigment
Two different colors at different hydrate phases (α = red, β = yellow) of iron(III) oxide hydrate; they are useful as pigments.
Iron(III) oxide is also used as a pigment, under the names “Pigment Brown 6”, “Pigment Brown 7”, and “Pigment Red 101”. Some of them, e.g. Pigment Red 101 and Pigment Brown 6, are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in cosmetics. Iron oxides are used as pigments in dental composites alongside titanium oxides. Hematite is the characteristic component of the Swedish paint color Falu red.
4. Magnetic recording
Iron(III) oxide was the most common magnetic particle used in all types of magnetic storage and recording media, including magnetic disks (for data storage) and magnetic tape (used in audio and video recording as well as data storage). Its use in computer disks was superseded by cobalt alloy, enabling thinner magnetic films with higher storage density.
5. Photocatalysis
α-Fe2O3 has been studied as a photoanode for solar water oxidation. However, its efficacy is limited by a short diffusion length (2-4 nm) of photo-excited charge carriers and subsequent fast recombination, requiring a large overpotential to drive the reaction. Research has been focused on improving the water oxidation performance of Fe2O3 using nanostructuring, surface functionalization, or by employing alternate crystal phases such as β-Fe2O3.
6. Medicine
Calamine lotion, used to treat mild itchiness, is chiefly composed of a combination of zinc oxide, acting as astringent, and about 0.5% iron(III) oxide, the product’s active ingredient, acting as an antipruritic. The red color of iron(III) oxide is also mainly responsible for the lotion’s pink color.

Storage Condition of Iron Oxide Fe2O3 powder:

Iron Oxide Fe2O3 powder should be stored in dry, cool and sealing of the environment, can not be exposure to air, in addition should avoid the heavy pressure, according to ordinary goods transportation.

Packing & Shipping of Cerium Oxide Fe2O3 powder:
It is packed in double plastic bags inside, which can be filled with argon in a vacuum; it can be vacuumed and filled with argon for protection.
Iron Oxide Fe2O3 powder packing: vacuum packing, 100g, 500g or 1kg/bag, 25kg/barrel, or as your request.
Iron Oxide Fe2O3 powder shipping: could be shipped out by sea , by air, by express as soon as possible once payment receipt.
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Iron Oxide Properties

Other Namesferric oxide, red iron oxide, micaceous iron oxide, Fe2O3 powder
CAS No.1309-37-1
Compound FormulaFe2O3
Molecular Weight159.69
AppearanceReddish-brown Powder
Melting Point1566 °C
Boiling PointN/A
Solubility in H2OInsoluble
Exact Mass159.855 g/mol

Iron Oxide Health & Safety Information

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Hazard StatementsN/A
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