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Copper(I) Thiocyanate
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Copper(I) Thiocyanate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CuSCN
Molecular Weight 121.63
Appearance Off-white powder
Melting Point 1084 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 2.84 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 120.904743
Monoisotopic Mass 120.904743

Copper(I) Thiocyanate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H312-H332-H412
Hazard Codes Xn, N
Risk Codes 20/21/22-32-50/53
Safety Statements 13-36/37-46-61
RTECS Number GL8955000
Transport Information UN3077 9/PG III
WGK Germany N/A

About Copper(I) Thiocyanate

Copper(I) Thiocyanate is used in flame retardants for PVC plastics, protective antifouling marine coatings, and the electrodes of some batteries. Thin films of copper(I) thiocyanate are highly transparent and exhibit a wide band gap, giving it use in fabricating thin film transistors, acting as a hole-transport material for perovskite solar cells, and other optoelectronic applications. American Elements can produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and and new proprietary technologies. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Copper(I) Thiocyanate Synonyms

Copper(1+) thiocyanate; cuprous thiocyanate; copper monothiocyanate; Cuprous sulfocyanide; thiocyanic acid, copper(1+) salt; Caswell No. 266A; 18223-42-2; Copper thiocyanate perovskite hole transport material; Copper(I) thiocyanate perovskite hole transport material, Thiocyanic acid in diethyl sulfide

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CuSCN
MDL Number MFCD00010980
EC No. 214-183-1
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 61264
IUPAC Name copper(1+); thiocyanate
SMILES C(#N)[S-].[Cu+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CHNS.Cu/c2-1-3;/h3H;/q;+1/p-1

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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