fer·​ro·​cene ˈfer-ō-ˌsēn How to pronounce ferrocene (audio)
: a crystalline stable organometallic coordination compound (C5H5)2Fe
also : an analogous compound with a heavy metal (such as chromium)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Key innovation here is the use of the compound ferrocene. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2017

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Word History


ferro- + cycl- + -ene

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferrocene was in 1952

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“Ferrocene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrocene. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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