Ferrous sulfateProduct ingredient for Ferrous sulfate anhydrous
- Ferrous sulfate
- Drug Entry
- Ferrous sulfate anhydrous
Ferrous sulfate is also known as Green vitriol. It is of synthetic origin and belongs to the pharmacological groups called hematological agents and iron salts. The molecular weight of ferrous sulfate is 278.00 11. This medication is an iron supplement used to treat or prevent low blood levels of iron (e.g., for anemia or during pregnancy) 18.
Twice the number of ferrous gluconate or ferrous fumarate tablets (other forms of iron for ingestion) are required to provide the amount of elemental iron in ferrous sulfate tablets 22. For this reason, ferrous sulfate is the gold standard (most commonly prescribed) oral iron therapy in the UK and many other countries 10.
Interestingly, research has demonstrated that unabsorbed dietary iron may possibly increase free radical production in the colon to concentrations that could lead to mucosal cell damage or increased production of carcinogens 33, 34.
- Accession Number
- copperas / Fero-Gradumet / Ferrous sulfate heptahydrate / Ferrous sulfate, heptahydrate / Ferrous sulphate heptahydrate / green vitriol / iron vitriol / iron(2+) sulfate heptahydrate / Iron(II) sulfate heptahydrate / melanterite / melanterite mineral
- CAS Number
- Average: 278.015
- Chemical Formula
- InChI Key
- IUPAC Name
- lambda2-iron(2+) heptahydrate sulfate
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- Predicted Properties
Property Value Source logP -0.84 ChemAxon pKa (Strongest Acidic) -3 ChemAxon Physiological Charge -2 ChemAxon Hydrogen Acceptor Count 4 ChemAxon Hydrogen Donor Count 0 ChemAxon Polar Surface Area 80.26 Å2 ChemAxon Rotatable Bond Count 0 ChemAxon Refractivity 11.53 m3·mol-1 ChemAxon Polarizability 5.81 Å3 ChemAxon Number of Rings 0 ChemAxon Bioavailability 1 ChemAxon Rule of Five Yes ChemAxon Ghose Filter No ChemAxon Veber's Rule No ChemAxon MDDR-like Rule No ChemAxon