Gold(I) Potassium Cyanide


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Gold(I) Potassium Cyanide (Potassium Gold Cyanide) is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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.


Potassium dicyanoaurate(I); Potassium gold cyanide; Gold(1+) potassium cyanide (1:1:2); Aurate(1-), bis(cyano-C)-, potassium; monopotassium dicyanoaurate; potassium dicyanaurate; potassium dicyanidoaurate(I), GPC

Chemical Identifiers

Formula KAu(CN)2
CAS 13967-50-5
Pubchem CID 159710
MDL MFCD00011414
EC No. 237-748-4
IUPAC Name potassium; gold(3+); tetrathiocyanate
Beilstein Registry No. 6235525
SMILES [Au+].[K+].[C-]#N.[C-]#N
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2CN.Au.K/c2*1-2;;/q2*-1;2*+1


Compound Formula C2AuKN2
Molecular Weight 288.1
Appearance white powder or crystals
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 3.45 g/cm3
Exact Mass 287.936423
Monoisotopic Mass 287.936423

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H300-H310-H330-H410
Hazard Codes T+,N
Risk Codes 26/27/28-32-50/53
Safety Statements 7-28-29-45-60-61
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1588 6.1/PG 1
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Potassium

  • Emission of highly excited electronic states of potassium from cryptomelane nanorods. Stelmachowski P, Legutko P, Jakubek T, Indyka P, Sojka Z, Holmlid L, Kotarba A. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 9/30/2015
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  • Crystal structure of potassium (1S)-d-lyxit-1-yl-sulfonate monohydrate. Haines AH, Hughes DL. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 9/30/2015
  • An Integrated View of Potassium Homeostasis. [No authors listed] N Engl J Med. 9/30/2015
  • Mechanisms contributing to myocardial potassium channel diversity, regulation and remodeling. Yang KC, Nerbonne JM. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 9/29/2015
  • Mass spectrometry study of N-alkylbenzenesulfonamides with potential antagonist activity to potassium channels. Martins CC, Bassetto CA Jr, Santos JM, Eberlin MN, Magalhães A, Varanda W, Gonzalez ER. Amino Acids. 9/25/2015
  • Estimation of potassium and magnesium flows in animal production in Dianchi Lake basin, China. Amachika Y, Anzai H, Wang L, Oishi K, Irbis C, Li K, Kumagai H, Inamura T, Hirooka H. Anim Sci J. 9/14/2015
  • Crystal structure of potassium sodium hepta-hydrogen hexa-molybdocobaltate(III) octa-hydrate: an extra-protonated B-series Anderson-type heteropolyoxidometalate. Park KM, Joo HC, Lee U. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 9/7/2015
  • Prenatal Hypoxia-Ischemia Induces Abnormalities in CA3 Microstructure, Potassium Chloride Co-Transporter 2 Expression and Inhibitory Tone. Jantzie LL, Getsy PM, Denson JL, Firl DJ, Maxwell JR, Rogers DA, Wilson CG, Robinson S. Front Cell Neurosci. 1/26/2015

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