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151-50-8 - Potassium cyanide, ACS, 96.0% min - 12136 - Alfa Aesar

12136 Potassium cyanide, ACS, 96.0% min

CAS Number
151-50-8
Synonyms

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250g 55.20
1kg 155.00
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Potassium cyanide, ACS, 96.0% min

MDL
MFCD00011397
EINECS
205-792-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
KCN
Formula Weight
65.12
Form
Granular
Melting point
634°
Boiling Point
1625°
Density
1.52
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Highly soluble in water. Soluble in methanol, glycerol, and formamide. Slightly soluble in ethanol.

Grade Specifications

Maximum level of impurities: Cl 0.5%, PO4 0.005%, SO4 0.04%, S 0.003%, Thiocyanate (SCN) P.T. (limit about 0.02%), Iron, total (as Fe ) 0.03%, Pb 2ppm, Na 0.5%

Applications

KCN is widely applied in organic synthesis for the synthesis of many organic compounds, for example in the synthesis of hydantoins, spiro heterocycles, nitriles, carboxylic acids, cyanohydrins and in von Richter reaction. It is employed in gold mining, electroplating, and as a reagent in protein characterization.

Notes

Deliquescent solid. Highly toxic. Store in an airtight containers. Incompatible with acids, producing highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas.

Literature References

Raphulu, M. C.; Scurrell, M. S. Cyanide leaching of gold catalysts. Catal. Commun. 2015, 67, 87-89.

Johnströma, P.; Bergman, L.; Varnäs, K.; Malmquist, J.; Halldin, C.; Farde, L. Development of rapid multistep carbon-11 radiosynthesis of the myeloperoxidase inhibitor AZD3241 to assess brain exposure by PET microdosing. Nucl. Med. Biol. 2015, 42, (6), 555-560.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H330-H370-H372

Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes damage to organs. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a

IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,7626
Beilstein
4652394
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
I
Harmonized Tariff Code
2837.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
TS8750000

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