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Iron (II) Chromite (FeCr₂O)

Iron (II) Chromite (FeCr₂O₄) is a natural mineral, chromite, composed of Iron (II) Oxide (FeO) and Chromium (II) Oxide (Cr₂O₃) with varying amounts of impurities such as magnesium and aluminum substituting for the iron and chromium. It can also be made by sintering the two components at 1600 °C. It is an iron-black to brownish-black color with metallic to submetallic luster. It is the only commercial source of chromium and its compounds. It is hard and resistant to corrosion.

Reade offers many types of Iron Chromite compositions. Contact us for product data on available compositions.
Typical Applications

Chromite is the source of chromium metal and other chromium chemicals. It can be used as a pigment and a catalyst to synthesize hydrogen (H₂) from carbon monoxide and water vapor. It is also a refractory material used in mortars and foundry sand. It is also used as a colorant for green glass.

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50 lb. & 100 lb. bags and bulk bags


Iron Chromite TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed
For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Iron Chromite CAS Number: 1308-31-2

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