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FERROCENE ICSC: 1512
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

Dicyclopentadienyl iron
Di-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl iron
CAS # 102-54-5 C10H10Fe / C5H5FeC5H5
RTECS # LK0700000 Molecular mass: 186.0
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong oxidants.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ORANGE CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic fumes. Reacts violently with ammonium perchlorate or tetranitromethane. Reacts with mercury (II) nitrate.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Fe) 10 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2001).
MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 249C
Sublimation point: above 100C
Melting point: 173C
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 40C: 4
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999