Black iron sulfide; CI 77540; Ferrous monosulfide; Ferrous sulfide (FeS); Iron monosulfide; Iron monosulfide (FeS); Iron protosulfide; Iron sulfide (FeS); Iron sulfuret; [ChemIDplus]
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Gray to brown solid, or in pure form, colorless hexagonal crystals; Insoluble in water, but soluble in acids with release of H2S; [Merck Index]
Used as a pigment in hair dyes and ceramics (former uses), glasses and bottles, and paint; Also used in lubricants and anodes, as a hydrogen sulfide source, and to treat exhaust gases; [HSDB]
See "Iron oxide."
1 mg/m3, as Fe (soluble iron salts)
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: