NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Dicyclopentadienyl iron

CAS 102-54-5


RTECS LK0700000
Synonyms & Trade Names
bis(Cyclopentadienyl)iron, Ferrocene, Iron dicyclopentadienyl
DOT ID & Guide


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
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
Important additional information about respirator selection
Respirator Recommendations Not available.
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