Ferrocene Powder CAS 102-54-5

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Name: Ferrocene

Cas: 102-54-5

Purity: 99%min


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CAS No:102-54-5
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Product Introduction:

Ferrocene is an organic transition metal compound with fragrant properties. Its chemical formula is Fe(C5H5)2. It is an orange-yellow powder at room temperature and also has a camphor smell.

Ferrocene is insoluble in water as well as conveniently soluble in natural solvents such as benzene, ether, diesel as well as fuel.

Ferrocene does not interact with acids, alkalis and ultraviolet rays, has stable chemical properties, and also does not disintegrate within 400 ° C.

Its molecules are polar, with high thermal security, chemical stability and also radiation resistance.

There are not many applications of ferrocene itself, yet a wide array of by-products can be manufactured by well-known techniques, which significantly prolongs the application variety of ferrocene.

Its molecules are polar, with high thermal stability, chemical stability and also radiation resistance, as well as have a vast array of applications in industry, farming, medication, aerospace, energy saving, environmental protection and other markets.

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Product Usage:

  • Ferrocene can be used as energy-saving smoke suppressant and antiknock agent for fuel. For example, it is used to make gasoline antiknock agent, burning rate catalyst for rocket propellant, solid fuel for aerospace, etc.
  • Ferrocene was used as catalyst. If it is used to make synthetic ammonia catalyst, as a curing agent for silicone resin and rubber, it can prevent the degradation of polyethylene to light, and when used in agricultural mulch film, it can be naturally degraded and broken within a certain period of time, without affecting farming and fertilization.
  • Utilized as gasoline antiknock representative. It can change the hazardous tetraethyl lead in gasoline as an antiknock agent to make high-grade unleaded gas to get rid of the pollution of gas discharge to the poisonous substance and the environment to human body.
  • Ferrocene can be used as radiation absorber, heat stabilizer, light stabilizer and smoke suppressor.
  • Metallation, acylation, alkylation, sulfonation, formylation and ligand exchange reactions can be carried out to prepare a series of derivatives with a wide range of uses.
  • It can be used as fuel smoke suppressant or burning rate regulator, photosensitizer, stabilizer, polymer material modifier, etc.
  • And can be used to synthesize D-alanine, ferrocene penicillin and other pharmaceutical intermediates, etc.

Physicochemical Properties of Ferrocene:

Chemical Properties

  • Ferrocene is not suitable for catalytic hydrogenation, nor does it undergo Diels-Alder reaction as a diene, but it can undergo Friedel-Crafts acylation and alkylation reactions.

Electrophilic Reaction

  • Ferrocene has the remarkable characteristics of an aromatic compound and can react with electrophiles to form substituted derivatives of it.
  • Most types of substitution are 1-substituents, 1,1′-disubstituents and 1,2-disubstituents.
  • Although on the one hand many reactions of it are similar to the corresponding reactions of aromatic hydrocarbons, on the other hand some reactions are clearly dominated by iron atoms.


  • The proton in it can be quickly extracted with butyllithium, and the product is 1,1′-dilithium ferrocene, which is a strong nucleophile.
  • It reacts with selenium diethyldithiocarbamate, and the resulting product is sterically hindered, and two cyclopentadienyl ligands are connected by a selenium atom.
  • This product can be generated by thermal ring-opening polymerization (ROP) to generate ferrocene polyselenide, and the corresponding polymer can also be synthesized by a similar reaction of silicon and phosphorus.

Reduction Reaction

  • It is easily oxidized to blue paramagnetic ferrocene ion in acidic solution, and its potential is about 0.5V based on a saturated calomel electrode.
  • Because the product ferrocene is less reactive and easy to isolate, this ion is sometimes used as an oxidizing agent in the form of hexafluorophosphate [PF6]− or fluoroborate [BF4]−.
  • Different substituents on the ring will change the potential value: electron withdrawing groups (such as carboxyl groups) increase the electrode potential value.
  • And electron donating groups (such as methyl) make this value drop, and oxidation becomes easy.
  • The salt [Fe(η5-C5Me5)2][tcne] (tcne=tetracyanoethylene) formed by the oxidation of permethyl-substituted ferrocene has unusual magnetic properties and is a dark green crystal with alternating cations and anions long chain.

Related References:

  1. Low-Temperature Crystallization of Orthorhombic Ferrocene” – Acta Cryst. (1982) | Excerpted 05 Mar 2022.
  2. The Ferrocene Effect” – Chemical Science. | 2015 Issue 33.
  3. Wikipedia

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