Title: Ferrous Iodide
CAS Registry Number: 7783-86-0
Molecular Formula: FeI2
Molecular Weight: 309.65
Percent Composition: Fe 18.03%, I 81.97%
Literature References: Prepn: Chaigneau, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 1957, 886; Lieser, Elias, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 316, 208 (1962); Lux in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1965) p 1495.
Properties: Large, thin, red-violet crystals or black leaflets. Very hygroscopic. Sol in water, alcohol, ether; aq soln is readily oxidized by air. Keep tightly closed and protected from light.
Use: As catalyst for organic reactions.