Ferric citrate is a form of iron. It works by binding to phosphate in the foods we eat. The phosphate then passes out of your body in our stool. It plays an important roles in the metabolism of iron by living organisms.
Product Name: Ferric Citrate
IUPAC Name: iron(3+) 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
CAS Number: 3522-50-7
Chemical Formula: C6H5FeO7
Molar Mass: 244.94 g·mol−1
Appearance: Dark orange-red brown solid
Solubility in water: 1 g / 100 ml (hot)
Uses: It is used to lower high blood phosphate levels in people who are on dialysis due to severe kidney disease.