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Executive standard: Q/TY·J08.04-2015

CAS RN: 102-54-5

1. Physical and chemical properties:

1.1 Molecular formula: C10H10Fe

1.2 Molecular Weight: 186.03

1.3 Structure formula:

Structure formula

1.4 Character: Orange needle crystal. Its boiling point is 249℃, and sublimation has happened when reached to 100℃. Stable in the air. Strong ultraviolet radiation absorbent ability and heat stability.

2. Technical indexes:

Item 1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade S grade
Ferrocene content, %(m/m) ≥99 ≥99 ≥99 ≥99.5
Melting point, ℃ 170~174 170~174
Free Fe, ppm ≤ 100 ≤ 200 ≤ 300 ≤ 70
Insoluble in toluene, % 0 0
Moisture, % ≤0.1 ≤0.1
Pass rate (by standard sieve of 80 mesh), % ≥87 ≥87
Appearance Orange Powder Orange Powder

3. Application: Ferrocene powder has been used as energy-saving antismoke agent, antiknock agent, radiation absorber, heat stabilizer, light stabilizer. It has been applied to synthesize ammonia catalyst and rubber curing agent. In addition, it was replaced of toxic antiknock agent to prepare high-grade unleaded gasoline.

Uses:1) Fuel additives. Ferrocene and its derivatives are antiknock agents used in the fuel for petrol engines. They are safer than previously used tetraethyllead.

2) Solid Rocket Propellant. Ferrocene and related derivatives are used as powerful burn rate catalysts in ammonium perchlorate composite propellant.
3) As a ligand scaffold. Chiral ferrocenyl phosphines are employed as ligands for transition-metal catalyzed reactions. Some of them have found industrial applications in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

4. Safety instructions: Low toxic. LD50(Rat)> 1320mg/kg; Mouse, oral: LD50> 832mg/kg.

5. Packing: Woven bag (lined with plastic bag), net weight: 25 kg/bag.

6. Storage: Sealed preservation. Store at cool and ventilate. Avoid sunlight and heat. The shelf life is 12 months after manufacturer date. It is still available if retest result is qualified after expire date

7. Transportation: Keep upright when transported. Avoid violent collision and exposure. Do not transport with strong oxidizers.

Ferrocene MSDS:
2.Hazard identification
3.Composition/information on ingredients
4.First-aid measures
5.Fire-fighting measures
6.Accidental release measures
7.Handling and storage
8.Exposure controls/personal protection
9.Physical and chemical properties
10.Stability and reactivity
11.Toxicological information
12.Ecological information
13.Disposal considerations
14.Transport information
15.Regulatory information
16.Other information

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