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Iron(II) chloride

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Iron dichloride, Ferrous chloride
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core: iron
reagent type: catalyst
reaction type: Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)

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677 °C (lit.)


3.16 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Iron(II) chloride can be used to catalyze:
  • The preparation of Grignard compounds, such as 1-naphthylmagnesium chloride.
  • The selective oxidation of 2,4,6-trimethylphenol (2,4,6-TMP) to 3,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (DMHB) in the presence of acetoxime.
  • Raney-type catalysts modified with FeCl2 show enhanced selective hydrogenation of an α,β-unsaturated aldehyde to an unsaturated alcohol.


25, 250 g in glass bottle


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Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1

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8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



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Transition metal catalyzed preparation of Grignard compounds.
Bogdanovic B, et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English), 39(24), 4610-4612 (2000)
2, 4, 6-Trimethylphenol oxidation with ferrous chloride catalyst: Effect of acetoxime addition.
Li K, et al.
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 241(1-2), 72-78 (2005)
Liquid-phase Selective Hydrogenation of an Aliphatic ?, ?-Unsaturated Aldehyde over Raney Cobalt Catalyst Modified with Ferrous Chloride.
Hotta K, et al.
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 42(5), 1447-1449 (1969)
Gustavo A Molina et al.
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