Iron (III) chloride, which is also called ferric chloride, is a chemical compound with the formula FeCl3 and trivalent iron.

Iron (III) chloride is obtained from the direct combination of chlorine gas with iron under suitable thermal conditions or from the combination of hydrochloric acid with iron.

Iron (III) chloride solution in high concentrations with six water molecules turns into yellow or orange colored crystals and contains 60% of iron (III) chloride mass.

Melting point306 °C
Boiling point315 °C
Molecular mass162.2 g/mol
AppearanceSolid in yellow color or liquid


  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • As a disinfectant
  • Fertilizer preparation
  • Electronic industries
  • Extraction of metals
  • Glass and ceramic industries
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • paint industries
  • Paper industry
  • Odor control (especially in removing H2S)
  • Removal of phosphate and arsenic
  • As a Lewis acid
  • Pigment and paint


Ferric Chloride normally offered in bulk. However according to customer inquiries it is capable to pack in IBC, drums and/or bags.

Chemical Formula

  • FeCl3

Other names

  • Ferric chloride
  • Molysite
  • Flores martis
  • Iron (III) chloride
  • Iron trichloride

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