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Iron pentacarbonyl (as Fe)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Iron carbonyl, Pentacarbonyl iron
CAS No.
13463-40-6
RTECS No.
NO4900000
DOT ID & Guide
1994 131
Formula
Fe(CO)5
Conversion
1 ppm = 2.28 mg/m3 (as Fe)
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.1 ppm (0.23 mg/m3) ST 0.2 ppm (0.45 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
none See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to yellow to dark-red, oily liquid.
Molecular Weight
195.9
Boiling Point
(749 mmHg) 217°F
Freezing Point
-6°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
(87°F): 40 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
1.46-1.52
Flash Point
5°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, nitrogen oxide, (zinc + cobalt halides) [Note: Pyrophoric (i.e., ignites spontaneously in air). Decomposed by light or air, releasing carbon monoxide.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, mucous membrane, respiratory system; headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting; fever, cyanosis, cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty); liver, kidney, lung injury; degenerative changes in central nervous system
Target Organs
Eyes, respiratory system, central nervous system, liver, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet (flammable)
Change:No recommendation
Provide:Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap flush immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0168
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