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CAS#: 1271-55-2

Description: 1-Acetylferrocene is an organoiron compound with the formula Fe. It consists of ferrocene substituted by an acetyl group on one of the cyclopentadienyl rings. It is an orange, air-stable solid that is soluble in organic solvents.

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CAS# 1271-55-2

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 558466
Name: 1-Acetylferrocene
CAS#: 1271-55-2
Chemical Formula: C12H12FeO
Exact Mass: 228.02
Molecular Weight: 228.07
Elemental Analysis: C, 63.20; H, 5.30; Fe, 24.49; O, 7.01

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Synonym: 1-Acetylferrocene; 1 Acetylferrocene; 1Acetylferrocene; Acetoferrocene; Acetylferrocene;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: iron(II) 1-acetylcyclopenta-2,4-dien-1-ide cyclopenta-2,4-dien-1-ide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C7H7O.C5H5.Fe/c1-6(8)7-4-2-3-5-7;1-2-4-5-3-1;/h2-5H,1H3;1-5H;/q2*-1;+2

SMILES Code: O=C(C)[C-]1C=CC=C1.C2=C[CH-]C=C2.[Fe+2]

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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