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37106 Mercury(II) thiocyanate

CAS Number
592-85-8
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
37106-18 50g 57.10
37106-30 250g 250.00
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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-H310-H330-H373

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

Precautionary Statements: P260-P262-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P284-P301+P310-P302+P350-P304+P340-P310-P314-P330-P361-P363-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN: Gently wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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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