Iron compounds: triiron dodecacarbonyl

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The iron in triiron dodecacarbonyl formally is in the oxidation state 0.

Triiron dodecacarbonyl

  • Formula as often written: Fe3(CO)12
  • Hill system formula: C12Fe3O12
  • CAS registry number: [12088-65-2]
  • Formula weight: 503.656
  • Class: carbonyl complex organometallic

Synonyms

  • triiron dodecacarbonyl
  • iron(O) carbonyl
  • iron carbonyl
  • iron dodecacarbonyl

Physical properties

  • Colour: green-black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 140°C (decomposes)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 2000 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in triiron dodecacarbonyl
Element %
C 28.62
Fe 33.26
O 38.12

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Fe3(CO)12 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Fe3C12O12

mass  %
498   0.0 
499 0.0
500 1.2 _
501 0.2
502 18.8 _________
503 3.5 __
504 100.0 __________________________________________________
505 21.0 __________
506 5.3 ___
507 0.8
508 0.1
509 0.0

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
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  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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