Agent Name

1-Acetylferrocene

CAS Number

1271-55-2

Formula

C12-H12-Fe-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetoferrocene; Acetylferrocene; Ethanone, 1-ferrocenyl-; Ferrocene, acetyl-; Ferrocenyl methyl ketone; Iron, (acetylcyclopentadienyl)cyclopentadienyl-; Monoacetylferrocene; Ketone, ferrocenyl methyl; [ChemIDplus] UN3467

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Orange crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"It was originally used in military or space field as an additive in rocket propellant, to promote the burning rate. But nowadays, ferrocenyl derivative has wide applications to biological and medical fields such as ferrocene-modified beta-lactam because of its physiological activity of anti-malarial, anti-tumor, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, treatment of anemia, inhibition of enzymatic activity and so on by virtue of its unique structure and diverse properties." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes somnolence, vascular dilation, and dyspnea in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion; Toxic by skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Vinylferrocene." See "Iron."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organometallic compound, toxic, solid, n.o.s."

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