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ferrous fumarate, is the iron(II) salt of fumaric acid, occurring as a reddish-orange powder, used to supplement iron intake. It has the chemical formula FeC4H2O4. Pure ferrous fumarate has an iron content of 32.87%, therefore one tablet of 300 mg iron fumarate will contain 98.6 mg of iron (548% Daily Value based on 18 mg RDI).
|Description||An odorless reddish orange to red-brown powder. It may contain soft lumps that produce a yellow streak when crushed.|
|Assay||Transfer 500 mg of Ferrous Fumarate, accurately weighed, to a 500-ml conical flask, and add mL of dilute hydrochloric acid (2 in 5).|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 1.5% of its weight|