POTASSIUM CYANIDE

CAS #: 151-50-8
SKU: 151-50-8

Potassium cyanide appears as white amorphous lumps or a crystalline mass with a faint odor of bitter almonds. Density 1.52 g / cm3 Toxic by skin absorption through open wounds, by ingestion. Heating to decomposition produces toxic fumes. Used for gold and silver extraction, in chemical analysis, to make other chemicals, and as an insecticide.

Additional Information

Additional information

CAS No

151-50-8

Formula

KCN

Synonyms

POTASSIUM CYANIDEPotassium cyanide (K(CN))Cyanide of potassiumCaswell No. 688AKalium cyanid [German]Potassium cyanide K(CN)RCRA waste number P098

Chemical Options

Item No.11730
Molecular Weight65.12
PurityACS Reagent
Particle SizeGranular
Solubility72 % at 77deg F (NIOSH, 2016)
Melting Point1173-degf-epa-1998
Density1-52-at-60-8-degf-epa-1998

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