Yellow iron oxide

Yellow iron oxide. It is a natural form of the iron oxide contained in non-white clays. When adding it to the enamels in proportions of 3-8%, yellow or brown shades are obtained.


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  • 1 Features
  • 2 Use
  • 3 Storage and handling
  • 4 First Aid
  • 5 Sources


  • Appearance: Solid – powder
  • Color: Light yellow
  • Odor: Odorless
  • Flavor: Not available
  • Melting point: 1565 ° C
  • Boiling point: Not available
  • Solubility: Insoluble in organic and aqueous solvents


  • Cement staining (tiles and coatings).
  • Staining of lime, paving stones and concrete floors.
  • Manufacture of paints, plastics, cosmetics, paper.
  • Colors for artists, leathers, and animal feed.

Storage and handling

  • Storage: The container should be kept tightly closed and dry, in a cool and well-ventilated place.
  • Handling: During handling do not breathe gases / fumes / vapors; avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid dust spread.
  • Precautions: Keep away from heat, sources of ignition and protected from sunlight. Wear suitable protective clothing. Do not eat or smoke in the workplace. Maintain strict hygiene standards.

First aid

General indications: In case of loss of consciousness never give to drink or induce vomiting.

After inhalation: Move affected person outdoors. If necessary, supply artificial respiration or oxygen. If discomfort persists, seek medical attention.

After skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash the skin with plenty of water and neutral soap. In case of irritation, consult a doctor.

After eye contact: Flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes keeping eyelids open. In case of irritation, seek medical assistance, preferably from an ophthalmologist.

After ingestion: Rinse mouth with water, give plenty of water to drink. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention if discomfort occurs.


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