NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Dicyclopentadienyl iron

CAS
102-54-5

(C5H5)2Fe

RTECS
LK0700000
Synonyms & Trade Names

bis(Cyclopentadienyl)iron, Ferrocene, Iron dicyclopentadienyl
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 10 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Orange, crystalline solid with a camphor-like odor.
MW: 186.1
BP: 480°F
MLT: 343°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: ?
IP: 6.88 eV

Sp.Gr: ?
Fl.P: ?
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Ammonium perchlorate, tetranitromethane, mercury(II) nitrate
Measurement Methods
OSHA ID125G
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: Daily

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Possible irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; in animals: liver, red blood cell, testicular changes
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, blood, reproductive system
See also: INTRODUCTION