Sodium Cyanide

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(2N) 99% Sodium Cyanide NA-CY-02 Pricing
(2N5) 99.5% Sodium Cyanide NA-CY-025 Pricing
(3N) 99.9% Sodium Cyanide NA-CY-03 Pricing
(3N5) 99.95% Sodium Cyanide NA-CY-035 Pricing
(4N) 99.99% Sodium Cyanide NA-CY-04 Pricing
(5N) 99.999% Sodium Cyanide NA-CY-05 Pricing


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
Monoisotopic Mass 48.992843
Exact 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


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

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 Products & Element Information

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 is7727-37-9. 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.

Sodium Bohr ModelSee more Sodium products. Sodium (atomic symbol: Na, atomic number: 11) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 22.989769. The number of electrons in each of Sodium's shells is [2, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s1.The sodium atom has a radius of 185.8 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 227 pm. Sodium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. In its elemental form, sodium has a silvery-white metallic appearance. It is the sixth most abundant element, making up 2.6 % of the earth's crust. Sodium does not occur in nature as a free element and must be extracted from its compounds (e.g., feldspars, sodalite, and rock salt). The name Sodium is thought to come from the Arabic word suda, meaning "headache" (due to sodium carbonate's headache-alleviating properties), and its elemental symbol Na comes from natrium, its Latin name.

Recent Research

Ultrafine potassium titanate nanowires: a new Ti-based anode for sodium ion batteries., Zhang, Qing, Guo Yanpeng, Guo Kai, Zhai Tianyou, and Li Huiqiao , Chem Commun (Camb), 2016 May 7, Volume 52, Issue 37, p.6229-32, (2016)

Hydrogen bonds of sodium alginate/Antarctic krill protein composite material., Yang, Lijun, Guo Jing, Yu Yue, An Qingda, Wang Liyan, Li Shenglin, Huang Xuelin, Mu Siyang, and Qi Shanwei , Carbohydr Polym, 2016 May 20, Volume 142, p.275-81, (2016)

Technological, sensory and microbiological impacts of sodium reduction in frankfurters., Yotsuyanagi, Suzana E., Contreras-Castillo Carmen J., Haguiwara Marcia M. H., Cipolli Kátia M. V. A. B., Lemos Ana L. S. C., Morgano Marcelo A., and Yamada Eunice A. , Meat Sci, 2016 May, Volume 115, p.50-9, (2016)

Teratogenic effect of cisplatin in rats and the protective role of sodium selenate., Hassan, Mohammed S., Morgan Ashraf M., Mekawy Mohey M., Zaki Amr R., and Ghazi Zeinab M. , Exp Toxicol Pathol, 2016 May, Volume 68, Issue 5, p.277-87, (2016)

Survival mechanism of Escherichia coli O157:H7 against combined treatment with acetic acid and sodium chloride., Lee, Sun-Young, and Kang Dong-Hyun , Food Microbiol, 2016 May, Volume 55, p.95-104, (2016)

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of sodium zirconium cyclosilicate [ZS-9] in the treatment of hyperkalemia., Packham, David K., and Kosiborod Mikhail , Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol, 2016 May, Volume 12, Issue 5, p.567-73, (2016)

Adsorption configuration of sodium 2-quinoxalinecarboxylate on iron substrate: Investigation by in situ SERS, XPS and theoretical calculation., Huo, Sheng-Juan, He Jin-Mei, Chen Li-Hong, and Fang Jian-Hui , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2016 Mar 5, Volume 156, p.123-30, (2016)

Cellulose derivatives modified by sodium tellurate and a chromium(III) tellurate complex., Butler, Ian S., El-Sherbeny Heba Allah M., Kenawy Ibrahim, and Mostafa Sahar I. , Int J Biol Macromol, 2016 Mar 29, Volume 88, p.392-402, (2016)