It is widely used in the production of pharmaceuticals and other organic compounds. Cyanamide was used as nitrogen source in thermal transformation of metal oxide nanoparticles into nanocrystalline metal nitrides. It was used in the synthesis of mesoporous graphitic C3N4. Cyanamide is an effective agent to treat alcoholism. Cyanamide in aqueous solution or in the form of its calcium salt is used as a fertilizer in agriculture. It is a potent inhibitor of liver aldehyde dehydrogenases in vivo.
Jelena Buha,; Igor Djerdj,; Markus Antonietti,;Markus Niederberger.Thermal Transformation of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles into Nanocrystalline Metal Nitrides Using Cyanamide and Urea as Nitrogen Source. Chem. Mater. 2007, 19 (14),3499-3505.
Frédéric Goettmann,; Anna Fischer,; Markus Antoniettia,; Arne Thomas.Mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride as a versatile, metal-free catalyst for the cyclisation of functional nitriles and alkynes. New J. Chem. 2007, 31 (8),1455-1460.
Mentions de danger (UE): H301-H312-H314-H318-H317
Toxic if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Mentions de prudence: P260u-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.