Agent Name

Dicyclopentadienyl iron

Alternative Name

Ferrocene

CAS Number

102-54-5

Formula

C10-H10-Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Biscyclopentadienyliron; Catane; Di(pi-cyclopentadienyl)iron; Di-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yliron; Dicyclopentadienyl iron; Ferrocene; Ferrotsen; Iron bis(cyclopentadiene); Iron bis(cyclopentadienide); Iron dicyclopentadienyl; Iron, bis(eta5-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Orange, crystalline solid with a camphor-like odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

A combustion catalyst and antiknock gasoline additive; [ACGIH] "Coating for missiles and satellites; high temp lubricant; intermediate for high temp polymers; UV absorber." [HSDB]

Comments

Dogs fed 1000 mg/kg for 3 months develop hemosiderosis (iron accumulation). [ACGIH] An eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] See "Iron oxide."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

Bioaccumulates

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3, as Fe (total dust), 5 mg/m3(respirable fraction)

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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