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Silver Cyanide

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

AgCN

MDL Number:

MFCD00003409

EC No.:

208-048-6

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(2N) 99% Silver Cyanide
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Silver Cyanide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CAgN
Molecular Weight 133.89 g/mol
Appearance White to Off-White Powder
Melting Point 320 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 3.95 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 132.908171
Monoisotopic Mass 132.908171

Silver Cyanide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H300-H310-H330-H315-H318-H290-H400-H410
Hazard Codes T+,N
Risk Codes 26/27/28-32-38-41-50/53
Safety Statements 7-28-29-45-60-61
RTECS Number VW3850000
Transport Information UN 1684 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 10/15/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Silver Cyanide

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. AG-CY-02 02 , AG-CY-03 03 , AG-CY-04 04 , AG-CY-05 05

CAS #: 506-64-9

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
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International: +1 703-527-3887


SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
GHS06 Skull and crossbones
Acute Tox. 2 H300 Fatal if swallowed.
Acute Tox. 1 H310 Fatal in contact with skin.
Acute Tox. 2 H330 Fatal if inhaled.
GHS05 Corrosion
Met. Corr.1
H290 May be corrosive to metals.
Eye Dam. 1 H318 Causes serious eye damage.
GHS07
Skin Irrit. 2
H315 Causes skin irritation.
Hazards not otherwise classified
No data available
GHS label elements
GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard pictograms

Corrosion - GHS05 Skull and Crossbones - GHS06

GHS05
GHS06
Signal word
Danger
Hazard statements
H290
May be corrosive to metals.
H300+H310+H330
Fatal if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
H315
Causes skin irritation.
H318
Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary statements
P260
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P301+P310
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/...
P305+P351+P338
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P320
Specific treatment is urgent (see on this label).
P361
Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
P405
Store locked up.
P501
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
WHMIS classification
D1A - Very toxic material causing immediate and serious toxic effects
D2B - Toxic material causing other toxic effects
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
Health (acute effects) = 3
Flammability = 0
Physical Hazard = 1
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
N/A
vPvB:
N/A


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
CAS No. / Substance Name:
506-64-9 Silver cyanide
Identification number(s):
EC number:
208-048-6
Index number:
006-007-00-5


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing has been completely removed.
In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.
If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Do not induce vomiting; immediately call for medical help.
Information for doctor
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No data available
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire-fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents
Carbon dioxide
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released:
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Hydrogen cyanide (HCN)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Metal oxide fume
Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Mount respiratory protective device.
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Methods and materials for containment and cleanup:
Dispose of contaminated material as waste according to section 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Prevention of secondary hazards:
No special measures required.
Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Precautions for safe handling
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Open and handle container with care.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
The product is not flammable
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Store in the dark.
Do not store together with acids.
Store away from oxidizing agents.
Store away from metals.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers.
Protect from exposure to light.
Specific end use(s)
No data available


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
506-64-9 Silver cyanide (100.0%)
PEL (USA)
Long-term value:
5 mg/m3 as CN; Skin
REL (USA)
Ceiling limit value:
5* mg/m3, 4.7* ppm as CN; *10-min
TLV (USA)
Ceiling limit value:
5 mg/m3, 4.7 ppm as CN; Skin
EL (Canada) Short-term value: 0.03 mg/m3
Long-term value:
0.01 mg/m3 as Ag
Additional information:
No data
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
Follow typical protective and hygienic practices for handling chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment.
Breathing equipment:
Use self-contained respiratory protective device in emergency situations.
Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Inspect gloves prior to use.
Suitability of gloves should be determined both by material and quality, the latter of which may vary by manufacturer.
Penetration time of glove material (in minutes)
No data available
Eye protection:
Tightly sealed goggles
Body protection:
Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:
Form:
Powder
Color:
White to off-white
Odor:
Odorless
Odor threshold:
No data available.
pH:
N/A
Melting point/Melting range:
320 °C (608 °F) (dec)
Boiling point/Boiling range:
No data available
Sublimation temperature / start:
No data available
Flammability (solid, gas)
No data available.
Ignition temperature:
No data available
Decomposition temperature:
No data available
Autoignition:
No data available.
Danger of explosion:
No data available.
Explosion limits:
Lower:
No data available
Upper:
No data available
Vapor pressure:
N/A
Density at 20 °C (68 °F):
3.95 g/cm3 (32.963 lbs/gal)
Relative density
No data available.
Vapor density
N/A
Evaporation rate
N/A
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water at 20 °C (68 °F):
0.00023 g/l
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water):
No data available.
Viscosity:
Dynamic:
N/A
Kinematic:
N/A
Other information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and
stored according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts with strong oxidizing agents
Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
Conditions to avoid
No data available
Incompatible materials:
Oxidizing agents
Acids
Metals
Light
Hazardous decomposition products:
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Hydrogen cyanide
Nitrogen oxides
Metal oxide fume


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
Fatal if inhaled.
Fatal in contact with skin.
Fatal if swallowed.
Danger through skin absorption.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains acute toxicity data for components in this product.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
Oral LD50 123 mg/kg (rat)
Skin irritation or corrosion:
Causes skin irritation.
Eye irritation or corrosion:
Causes serious eye damage.
Sensitization:
No sensitizing effects known.
Germ cell mutagenicity:
No effects known.
Carcinogenicity:
No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available fr
om the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.
Reproductive toxicity:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure:
No effects known.
Aspiration hazard:
No effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
No effects known.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Ecotoxical effects:
Remark:
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Additional ecological information:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Do not allow product to reach groundwater, water courses, or sewage systems, even in small quantities.
Danger to drinking water if even extremely small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
N/A
vPvB:
N/A
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Consult official regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
DOT, IMDG, IATA
UN1684
UN proper shipping name
DOT
Silver cyanide
IMDG
SILVER CYANIDE, MARINE POLLUTANT
IATA
SILVER CYANIDE
Transport hazard class(es)
DOT
Class
6.1 Toxic substances.
Label
6.1
Class
6.1 (T5) Toxic substances
Label
6.1
IMDG
Class
6.1 Toxic substances.
Label
6.1
IATA
Class
6.1 Toxic substances.
Label
6.1
Packing group
DOT, IMDG, IATA
II
Environmental hazards:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid; Marine Pollutant
Marine pollutant (IMDG):
Yes (P)
Symbol (fish and tree)
Special precautions for user
Warning: Toxic substances
EMS Number:
F-A,S-A
Segregation groups
Cyanides, heavy metals and their salts (including their organometallic compounds)
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code
N/A
Transport/Additional information:
DOT
Marine Pollutant (DOT):
Yes (P)
Remarks:
Special marking with the symbol (fish and tree).
UN "Model Regulation":
UN1684, Silver cyanide, 6.1, II


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legi
slation specific for the substance or mixture
GHS label elements
The product is classified and labeled in
accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Hazard pictograms
GHS05
GHS06
Signal word
Danger
Hazard statements
H290
May be corrosive to metals.
H300+H310+H330
Fatal if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
H315
Causes skin irritation.
H318
Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary statements
P260
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P301+P310
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/...
P305+P351+P338
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P320
Specific treatment is urgent (see on this label).
P361
Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
P405
Store locked up.
P501
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL).
SARA Section 313 (specific toxic chemical listings)
506-64-9 Silver cyanide
California Proposition 65
Prop 65 - Chemicals known to cause cancer
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, female
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, male
506-64-9 Silver cyanide
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
This product is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and 40CFR372.
Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations
Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Substance is not listed.
The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed.
Substance is not listed.
Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use)
Substance is not listed.
Chemical safety assessment:
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Silver Cyanide

Silver 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.

Silver Cyanide Synonyms

Silver(1+) cyanide, Kyanid stribrny, Cyanure d'argent

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula AgCN
MDL Number MFCD00003409
EC No. 208-048-6
Beilstein Registry No. 4360924
Pubchem CID 10475
IUPAC Name silver; cyanide
SMILES [C-]#N.[Ag+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CN.Ag/c1-2;/q-1;+1
InchI Key LFAGQMCIGQNPJG-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

See more Silver products. Silver (atomic symbol: Ag, atomic number: 47) is a Block D, Group 11, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 107.8682. Silver Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Silver's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 1 and its electron configuration is [Kr]4d10 5s1. The silver atom has a radius of 144 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 203 pm. Silver was first discovered by Early Man prior to 5000 BC. In its elemental form, silver has a brilliant white metallic luster. Elemental SilverIt is a little harder than gold and is very ductile and malleable, being exceeded only by gold and perhaps palladium. Pure silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals and possesses the lowest contact resistance. It is stable in pure air and water, but tarnishes when exposed to ozone, hydrogen sulfide, or air containing sulfur. It is found in copper, copper-nickel, lead, and lead-zinc ores, among others. Silver was named after the Anglo-Saxon word "seolfor" or "siolfur," meaning 'silver'.

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