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Potassium Cyanide

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

KCN

MDL Number:

MFCD00011397

EC No.:

205-792-3

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PRODUCT Product Code ORDER SAFETY DATA TECHNICAL DATA
(2N) 99% Potassium Cyanide
K-CY-02
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(2N5) 99.5% Potassium Cyanide
K-CY-025
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(3N) 99.9% Potassium Cyanide
K-CY-03
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(3N5) 99.95% Potassium Cyanide
K-CY-035
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(4N) 99.99% Potassium Cyanide
K-CY-04
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(5N) 99.999% Potassium Cyanide
K-CY-05
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Potassium Cyanide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula KCN
Molecular Weight 65.12
Appearance White powder, crystals, or granules
Melting Point 634 °C(lit.)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.55
Exact Mass 64.966781
Monoisotopic Mass 64.966781

Potassium Cyanide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H290-H300 +H310 + H330-H370-H372-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 1680 6.1/PG 1
WGK Germany 3
MSDS / SDS

About Potassium Cyanide

Potassium 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 Cyanide Synonyms

cyanopotassium; cyanide of potassium; Hydrocyanic acid, potassium salt; kalium cyanid; Cyanure de potassium; 4-02-00-00050

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula KCN
MDL Number MFCD00011397
EC No. 205-792-3
Beilstein Registry No. 3593645
Pubchem CID 9032
IUPAC Name potassium; cyanide
SMILES [K+].[C-]#N
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CN.K/c1-2;/q-1;+1
InchI Key NNFCIKHAZHQZJG-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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.

Related Elements

Elemental PotassiumSee more Potassium products. Potassium (atomic symbol: K, atomic number: 19) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 39.0983. The number of electrons in each of Potassium's shells is [2, 8, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ar] 4s1. The potassium atom has a radius of 227.2 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 275 pm. Potassium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. Potassium is the seventh most abundant element on earth. It is one of the most reactive and electropositive of all metals and rapidly oxidizes. As with other alkali metals, potassium decomposes in water with the evolution of hydrogen because of its reacts violently with water, it only occurs in nature in ionic salts.Potassium Bohr Model In its elemental form, potassium has a silvery gray metallic appearance, but its compounds (such as potassium hydroxide) are more frequently used in industrial and chemical applications. The origin of the element's name comes from the English word 'potash,' meaning pot ashes, and the Arabic word qali, which means alkali. The symbol K originates from the Latin word kalium.

See more Nitrogen products. Nitrogen is a Block P, Group 15, Period 2 element. Its electron configuration is [He]2s22p3. In its elemental form, nitrogen's CAS number is 7727-37-9. Nitrogen is an odorless, tasteless, colorless and mostly inert gas. It is the seventh most abundant element in the universe and it constitutes 78.09% (by volume) of Earth's atmosphere. Nitrogen was discovered by Daniel Rutherford in 1772.

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