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(2N) 99% Iron(0) Pentacarbonyl
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Iron(0) Pentacarbonyl Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C5FeO5
Molecular Weight 195.9
Appearance Yellow-orange to red liquid
Melting Point -20 °C
Boiling Point 103 °C
Density 1.457 g/mL
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 195.909511
Monoisotopic Mass 195.909511

Iron(0) Pentacarbonyl Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H225-H300 + H330-H311
Hazard Codes F,T+
Risk Codes 11-24-26/28
Safety Statements 16-26-28-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number NO4900000
Transport Information UN 1994 6.1/PG 1
WGK Germany 2

About Iron(0) Pentacarbonyl

Iron(0) Pentacarbonyl (also known as iron pentacarbonyl or carbonyl iron) is generally immediately available in most volumes, including bulk quantities. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade, Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade, Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia). We can also produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us above for information on specifications, lead time and pricing.

Iron(0) Pentacarbonyl Synonyms

Iron(0) Carbonyl; Pentacarbonyliron(0); Iron Carbonyl; Iron pentacarbonyl; carbon monooxide - iron (5:1); [Fe(CO)5]

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Fe(CO)5
MDL Number MFCD00011001
EC No. 236-670-8
Pubchem CID 26040
IUPAC Name carbon monoxide; iron
SMILES [C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[Fe]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/5CO.Fe/c5*1-2;

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


See more Iron products. Iron (atomic symbol: Fe, atomic number: 26) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 55.845. The number of electrons in each of Iron's shells is 2, 8, 14, 2 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d6 4s2. Iron Bohr ModelThe iron atom has a radius of 126 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 194 pm. Iron was discovered by humans before 5000 BC. In its elemental form, iron has a lustrous grayish metallic appearance. Iron is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust and the most common element by mass forming the earth as a whole. Iron is rarely found as a free element, since it tends to oxidize easily; it is usually found in minerals such as magnetite, hematite, goethite, limonite, or siderite.Elemental Iron Though pure iron is typically soft, the addition of carbon creates the alloy known as steel, which is significantly stronger.

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