National Toxicology Program

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Nomination Summary for Potassium ferricyanide (N20004)

Potassium ferricyanide

Specific Substances: Potassium ferricyanide

Nomination Date: 10/25/1999

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: There is the potential for widespread exposure of workers and consumers to potassium ferricyanide from its use in photographic darkrooms. There is very little toxicity information available, but there is a suspicion of toxicity based on its redox potential, not on the presence of the cyanide moiety.

NTP Principles: 1, 3, 5

Status: Selected


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CASRN: 13746-66-2

Agent Name: Potassium ferricyanide

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