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Cyanotype Chemicals - Potassium Ferricyanide and Ammonium Ferric Citrate


Approved, ordered 2017-07-21

John Willis

The Cyanotype Skillshare was very well receivers and I would like to buy a small quantity of the two chemicals; Potassium Ferricyanide, and Ammonium Ferric Citrate (green ), for members to be able to carry out the process in Hackspace. The chemicals are not toxic and the process is safe if carried out with reasonable precautions.

Safety info from Wikipedia

Potassium Ferricyanide

Potassium ferricyanide has low toxicity, its main hazard being that it is a mild irritant to the eyes and skin. However, under very strongly acidic conditions, highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas is evolved, according to the equation: 6 H+ + [Fe(CN)6]3− → 6 HCN + Fe3+[10] The reaction with hydrochloric acid is as follows: 6 HCl + K3[Fe(CN)6] → 6 HCN + FeCl3 + 3 KCl

Ammonum Ferric Citrate


Supplier Wetplate Supplies www.wetplatesupplies.com

100g Potassium Ferricyanide £ 5.49 250g Ammonium Ferric Citrate £19.99 Delivery £ 4.50

  • full funded by Hackspace



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