Definition of ferrocene in English:

ferrocene

Line breaks: ferro|cene
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛrəsiːn
 
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noun

Chemistry
An orange crystalline compound whose molecule has a sandwich structure in which two planar cyclic hydrocarbon ligands enclose an iron atom.
  • Chemical formula: Fe(C5H5)2
More example sentences
  • The anchored ferrocene is a sandwich complex: two flat, five-membered carbon rings are the ‘bread’, while an iron atom in the middle serves as the filling.
  • It contains four ferrocenes encapsulated within the cavity of 1b and provides evidence that indeed multiple ferrocenes can be encapsulated in the interior of the positively charged host.
  • Further support was provided by the analogous compounds ferrocene and nickelocene.

Origin

1950s: from ferro- 'containing iron' + -cene from c(yclopentadi)ene.

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