Ferric Chloride Solution is acidic and should be handled only with appropriate safety equipment including goggles, gloves and protective clothing. Follow standard laboratory practices. Consult Safety Data Sheet for further information. Used solutions contain metal ions and may require treatment before spent solutions are disposed. Dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. Contact your RBP representative for further information.Clear to slightly hazy, dark red-brown liquid with a sharp odor.
ChemPolish RD-5is an acidic bath used for polishing and passivating 300 series (austenitic) stainless steel as well as other alloys such as Alloy 42 (Kovar). Chemically polished surfaces are suitable for use in extreme environments including high vacuum, medical and aerospace applications. ChemPolish RD-5 leaves a clean finish, free of etching, hydrogen embrittlement or halide induced stress cracking. Metal is removed preferentially from high points resulting in a smoother, more leveled surface. The surface is cleaned completely of any organic contamination and is free of soluble inorganic residues.