fer·​ro·​cene | \ ˈfer-ō-ˌsēn How to pronounce ferrocene (audio) \

Definition of ferrocene

: a crystalline stable organometallic coordination compound (C5H5)2Fe also : an analogous compound with a heavy metal (such as chromium)

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Recent Examples on the Web Key innovation here is the use of the compound ferrocene. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Ten-Year Battery Could Make Wind Power Better Than Ever," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of ferrocene

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferrocene

ferro- + cycl- + -ene

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“Ferrocene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrocene. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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