Name
Ferrous sulfate
Drug Entry
Ferrous sulfate anhydrous

Iron deficiency anemia is a large public health concern worldwide, especially in young children, infants, and women of childbearing age.4 This type of anemia occurs when iron intake, iron stores, and iron loss do not adequately support the formation of erythrocytes, also known as red blood cells.8

Ferrous sulfate is a synthetic agent used in the treatment of iron deficiency. It is the gold standard of oral iron therapy in the UK and many other countries.14,18

Accession Number
DBSALT002666
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
copperas / Fero-Gradumet / Ferrous sulfate heptahydrate / Ferrous sulfate, heptahydrate / Ferrous sulphate heptahydrate / green vitriol / iron vitriol / iron(2+) sulfate heptahydrate / Iron(II) sulfate heptahydrate / melanterite / melanterite mineral
UNII
39R4TAN1VT
CAS Number
7782-63-0
Weight
Average: 278.015
Monoisotopic: 277.960624113
Chemical Formula
FeH14O11S
InChI Key
SURQXAFEQWPFPV-UHFFFAOYSA-L
InChI
InChI=1S/Fe.H2O4S.7H2O/c;1-5(2,3)4;;;;;;;/h;(H2,1,2,3,4);7*1H2/q+2;;;;;;;;/p-2
IUPAC Name
lambda2-iron(2+) heptahydrate sulfate
SMILES
O.O.O.O.O.O.O.[Fe++].[O-]S([O-])(=O)=O
KEGG Drug
D01725
ChemSpider
56413
ChEBI
75836
Wikipedia
Iron(II)_sulfate
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
logP-0.84ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Acidic)-3ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area80.26 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity11.53 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability5.81 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon