Agent Name

Iron disulfide

CAS Number

12068-85-8

Formula

Fe-S2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iron disulphide; Iron sulfide (FeS2); [ChemIDplus] Marcasite, naturally occuring mineral; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Grey odorless powder; Insoluble in water; Marcasite: Dark colored solid in various forms; Odor of rotten eggs; Insoluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Yellow crystalline solid; [Redox Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make sulfur, sulfuric acid, sulfur dioxide, ferrous sulfate, cheap jewelry, and for recovery of metals; [Redox Chemicals MSDS]

Comments

May cause irritation; Marcasite: A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] May cause mechanical irritation; [Redox Chemicals MSDS] Marcasite and iron pyrite are iron disulfide minerals that differ in their crystalline structure; Both contain the disulfide ion with a short bond distance between sulfur atoms; [Wikipedia] See "Iron."

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