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37106 Mercury(II) thiocyanate

CAS Number
592-85-8
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
37106-18 50g 54.90
37106-30 250g 243.00
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Mercury(II) thiocyanate

MDL
MFCD00011039
EINECS
209-773-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C2HgN2S2
Formula Weight
316.75
Form
Powder
Melting point
ca 165° dec.
Density
3.71
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in dilute hydrochloric acid, potassium cyanide and ammonia. Slightly soluble in alcohol and ether. Insoluble in water.

Applications

Mercury(II) thiocyanate is used as a precursor to potassium tris(thiocyanato)mercurate(II) and cesium tris(thiocyanato)mercurate(II). It is also used in the determination of chloride ions in water by UV-visible spectroscopy. Further, it acts as a catalyst for the addition of thiocyanic acid to alkynes.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong acids and oxidizing agents. Light sensitive and moisture sensitive.

Literature References

Hou, Y.; Masoomi, M. Y.; Bagheri, M.; Morsali, A.; Joo, S. W. Two reversible transformable mercury(ii) coordination polymers as efficient adsorbents for removal of dibenzothiophene. RSC Adv. 2015, 5 (99), 81356-81361.

Matveichuk, Y. V.; Rakhman’ko, E. M.; Yasinetskii, V. V. Thiocyanate complexes of d metals: Study of aqueous solutions by UV, visible, and IR spectrometry. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 60 (1), 100-104.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H300-H311-H330-H373

Fatal if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. May cause 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
14,5890
Beilstein
3561344
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
XL1550000

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