iron pentacarbonyl


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iron pentacarbonyl

[′ī·ərn ‚pen·tə′kär·bə‚nil]
(inorganic chemistry)
Fe(CO)5 An oily liquid that decomposes upon exposure to light, soluble in most organic solvents; used as a source of a pure iron catalyst and for magnet cores. Also known as iron carbonyl.
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Carbonyl does not refer to the composition of iron particles but rather to the manufacturing process in which the controlled heating of vaporized iron pentacarbonyl leads to the deposition of uncharged elemental iron as microscopic spheres of < 5 [micro] in diameter.
Processes concerning applying a known coating to a particular surface such as iron pentacarbonyl have been held to be protectable, as have .
Iron was introduced by passing ethylene over liquid iron pentacarbonyl.
In this two-step process, iron pentacarbonyl vapor is formed at low temperatures and transported.