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Potassium Ferricyanide


Other Names:

Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)







General Information:


Structure:


K3[Fe(CN)6]


CAS Number: 13746-66-2

Molecular Weight: 329.24 g/mol

Appearance: Red crystalline solid

Chemical Formula: K3[Fe(CN)6]

Melting Point: 300 C




Common Uses:


Source of cyanide in palladium catalyzed cyanations



Procedure excerpt:

To a solution of the SM (4.0 g, 17.46 mmol) in DMA (10 mL) was added K3[Fe(CN)6] (3.70 g, 17.5 mmol), followed by Na2CO3 (1.85 g, 17.5 mmol), then Pd(OAc)2 (78 mg, 0.35 mmol). . . .

[full procedure]




References:


1) Wikipedia: Potassium ferricyanide (link)

2) www.sigmaaldrich.com: Potassium ferricyanide (link)