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Laboratory synthesis of ferrous bromide

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A laboratory method is presented for the preparation of ferrous bromide by heating ferric bromide or its crystal hydrate in toluene or xylene at reflux for 3–4 h. The yield is quantitative. The FeBr2 or57FeBr2 sample thereby obtained may be used in the synthesis of iron porphyrin complexes.

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Institute for Physicotechnical Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, 151034 Moscow. Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 8, pp. 1927–1928, August, 1992.

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Mikhal'tseva, I.S., Gridnev, A.A. Laboratory synthesis of ferrous bromide. Russ Chem Bull 41, 1511–1512 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00864360

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  • ferrous bromide
  • reduction
  • porphyrins
  • laboratory method