Ferrous Fumarate IP

Ferrous Fumarate is the fumarate salt form of the mineral iron, occurring as a reddish-orange powder, used to supplement iron intake. It has the chemical formula C4H2FeO4.


Used as a dietary supplement, and to prevent or treat iron deficiency related syndromes.


Chemical Name: Ferrous Fumarate
Synonyms: Iron (II) fumarate
Mol. Formula: C4H2FeO4
Mol. Weight: 169.9 g/mol
CAS No.:  141-01-5


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a reddish orange or reddish-brown fine powder may contain soft lumps that produce a yellow streak when crushed, odor, slight.

Test (A)

Test (B)


Test (C)


(a)  Filtrate gives reaction of ferrous salts.

(b)  Specified test. A permanganate is decolorized, and a brownish solution is obtained.

(c)   Specified test. An orange yellow solution without any fluorescence is obtained.

Solubility Slightly soluble in water; very slightly soluble in ethanol (95%).
Arsenic Not more than 5 ppm
Sulphates Not more than 0.1%
Ferric ion Not more than 2.0%
Loss on drying Not more than 1.0%
Assay Not less than 93.0% and not more than 101.0% (dried substance)


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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