Sodium Cyanide

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Sodium 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.


Cyanogran, Cymag, Cyanide of sodium, Hydrocyanic acid, sodium salt, Cyanide salts, Cyanobrik, Cyanasalt, sodium carbonitrile

Chemical Identifiers

Formula NaCN
CAS 143-33-9
Pubchem CID 8929
MDL MFCD00003523
EC No. 205-599-4
IUPAC Name sodium; cyanide
Beilstein Registry No. 3587243
SMILES [C-]#N.[Na+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CN.Na/c1-2;/q-1;+1


Compound Formula CNNa
Molecular Weight 49.01
Appearance White powder or chunks
Melting Point 563.7 °C
Boiling Point 1496 °C
Density 1.595 g/cm3
Exact Mass 48.992843
Monoisotopic Mass 48.992843

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 VZ7525000
Transport Information UN 1689 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 Sodium

  • In vitro assessment of retention and microleakage in pit and fissure sealants following enamel pre-etching with sodium hypochlorite deproteinisation. Garrocho-Rangel A, Lozano-Vázquez C, Butrón-Tellez-Girón C, Escobar-García D, Ruíz-Rodriguez S, Pozos-Guillén A. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 9/30/2015
  • An Advanced Sodium-Ion Battery Composed of Carbon Coated Na3 V2 (PO4 )3 in a Porous graphene Network. Rui X, Sun W, Wu C, Yu Y, Yan Q. Adv Mater. 9/30/2015
  • Comparison of sodium dodecyl sulfate depletion techniques for proteome analysis by mass spectrometry. Kachuk C, Stephen K, Doucette A. J Chromatogr A. 9/29/2015
  • Case of ketoacidosis by a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor in a diabetic patient with a low-carbohydrate diet. Hayami T, Kato Y, Kamiya H, Kondo M, Naito E, Sugiura Y, Kojima C, Sato S, Yamada Y, Kasagi R, Ando T, Noda S, Nakai H, Takada E, Asano E, Motegi M, Watarai A, Kato K, Nakamura J. J Diabetes Investig. 9/28/2015
  • A Quasi-Solid-State Sodium-Ion Capacitor with High Energy Density. Wang F, Wang X, Chang Z, Wu X, Liu X, Fu L, Zhu Y, Wu Y, Huang W. Adv Mater. 9/23/2015
  • Tin Nanodots Encapsulated in Porous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanofibers as a Free-Standing Anode for Advanced Sodium-Ion Batteries. Liu Y, Zhang N, Jiao L, Chen J. Adv Mater. 9/23/2015
  • Gradual Reduction in Sodium Content in Cooked Ham, with Corresponding Change in Sensorial Properties Measured by Sensory Evaluation and a Multimodal Machine Vision System. Greiff K, Mathiassen JR, Misimi E, Hersleth M, Aursand IG. PLoS One. 9/21/2015
  • Sodium MRI radiofrequency coils for body imaging. Bangerter NK, Kaggie JD, Taylor MD, Hadley JR. NMR Biomed. 9/14/2015
  • Synthetic and Structural Studies of Mixed Sodium Bis(trimethylsilyl)amide/Sodium Halide Aggregates in the Presence of ?2-N,N-, ?3-N,N,N/N,O,N-, and ?4-N,N,N,N-Donor Ligands. Ojeda-Amador AI, Martínez-Martínez AJ, Kennedy AR, O'Hara CT. Inorg Chem. 9/9/2015
  • Cyclic fatigue resistance of D-RaCe, ProTaper, and Mtwo nickel-titanium retreatment instruments after immersion in sodium hypochlorite. Topçuo?lu HS, Pala K, Akt? A, Düzgün S, Topçuo?lu G. Clin Oral Investig. 1/25/2015

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  • Towards multi-level biomonitoring of nematodes to assess risk of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in Jinchuan Wetland of Northeast China. Wang Y, Qiao J, He C, Wang Z, Luo W, Sheng L. Ecotoxicology. 2015 Sep 30.
  • Tin Nanodots Encapsulated in Porous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanofibers as a Free-Standing Anode for Advanced Sodium-Ion Batteries. Liu Y, Zhang N, Jiao L, Chen J. Adv Mater. 2015 Sep 30.
  • Vacuolar proteases from Candida glabrata: Acid aspartic protease PrA, neutral serine protease PrB and serine carboxypeptidase CpY. The nitrogen source influences their level of expression. Sepúlveda-González ME, Parra-Ortega B, Betancourt-Cervantes Y, Hernández-Rodríguez C, Xicohtencatl-Cortes J, Villa-Tanaca L. Rev Iberoam Micol. 2015 Jul 16.
  • Intercorrelated Superhybrid of AgBr Supported on Graphitic-C(3) N(4) -Decorated Nitrogen-Doped Graphene: High Engineering Photocatalytic Activities for Water Purification and CO(2) Reduction. Li H, Gan S, Wang H, Han D, Niu L. Adv Mater. 2015 Sep 30.
  • A Database of Formation Enthalpies of Nitrogen Species by Compound Methods (CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO, G3, G4). Simmie JM. J Phys Chem A. 2015 Sep 30.
  • The Genetics of Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crop Plants. Han M, Okamoto M, Beatty PH, Rothstein SJ, Good AG. Annu Rev Genet. 2015 Sep 29.

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