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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 338.5
Revision Date: September 22, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Ferrocene

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9772
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Flammable solids (Category 1). Flammable solid (H228). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Ferrocene

Synonyms: bis-Cyclopentadienyliron; Dicyclopentadienyl iron
102-54-5 C10H10Fe 186.031
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Wash with plenty of water.
If swallowed: Rinse mouth.Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P302+P301+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammable solid.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher (P370+P378).
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Do not allow solid to become airborne. Wipe up dust with a damp paper towel to avoid generating dust. Place in a sealed bag or container and dispose. Wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic Miscellaneous. Store with other miscellaneous organics.
Store in a cool, dry place. Ground or bond container and receiving equipment (P240). Use explosion-proof electrical and ventilating equipment (P241).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash thoroughly after handling (P264).
Exposure guidelines: (as total dust) TLV 10 mg/m3 (ACGIH); PEL 15 mg/m3 (OSHA)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Orange to brown crystalline powder. May become lumpy during storage. Camphor-like odor.
Soluble in alcohol, ether, dilute nitric acid, concentrated sulfuric acid. Insoluble in water.
Boiling point: 249 °C
Melting point: 172-176 °C (sublimes @ 100 °C)
Specific gravity: 1.49
Vapor density: 3.4
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid heat, sunlight, and ignition sources. Reacts with strong oxidizing agents.
Shelf life: Fair, may decompose upon prolonged storage in air.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: May be harmful if swallowed. May cause liver damage. May cause blood abnormalities. May cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic effects: Kidney and lung damage.
Target organs: Blood, liver.
ORL-RAT LD50: 1320 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #26c is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Ferrocene. Hazard class: 4.1. UN number: UN1325.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA listed.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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