Term Name: ferric ammonium citrate Search Ontology:
  • ammonium ferric citrate
  • ammonium iron(III) citrate
  • E381
  • FerriSeltz
Definition: A mixture of indefinite composition that contains ferric and ammonium cations and citrate(3-) anions, ferric ammonium citrate may be obtained as red crystals or a brownish yellow powder or as green crystals or powder. It is added to foods as an acidity regulator and anticaking agent. It is also used as a positive oral contrast agent in magnetic resonance imaging, and was formerly administered orally as a source of iron for the treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.
Ontology: Chebi
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