Agent Name

Iron(II) sulfide

CAS Number

1317-37-9

Formula

Fe-S

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Black iron sulfide; CI 77540; Ferrous monosulfide; Ferrous sulfide (FeS); Iron monosulfide; Iron monosulfide (FeS); Iron protosulfide; Iron sulfide (FeS); Iron sulfuret; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Gray to brown solid, or in pure form, colorless hexagonal crystals; Insoluble in water, but soluble in acids with release of H2S; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pigment in hair dyes and ceramics (former uses), glasses and bottles, and paint; Also used in lubricants and anodes, as a hydrogen sulfide source, and to treat exhaust gases; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Iron oxide."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Fe (soluble iron salts)

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