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ICSC: 1512
Peer-Review Status: 21.04.2004 Validated
Dicyclopentadienyl iron
Di-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl iron 
CAS #: 102-54-5 RTECS #: LK0700000
EINECS #: 203-039-3
    Formula: C10H10Fe / C5H5FeC5H5
Molecular mass: 186.0

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
ORANGE CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic fumes. Reacts violently with ammonium perchlorate and tetranitromethane. Reacts with mercury (II) nitrate. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (as Fe): 10mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2001). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 249°C
Sublimation point: >100°C
Melting point: 173°C
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 40°C: 4  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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