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ferrocene
Also called dicyclopentadienyl iron [(C5H5)2Fe), an orange crystalline organo-iron compound. It is a typical, stable sandwich compound – the first to be prepared (1951) – consisting of an iron (II) ion sandwiched between two five-member carbon rings. The molecular structure is a pentagonal antiprism. Melting point 174°C, sublimation 100°C.


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