About Thiocyanates

Thiocyanates (also known as rhodanides or sulfocyanates.) are salts or esters of thiocyanic acid containing the thiocyanate ion, [SCN]-. Isothiocyanates are similar compounds containing the [NCS]- ion. Thiocyanates have numerous applications in the agriculture, oil field, life science, chemical manufacturing, and textile industries; functions include serving as additives or starting materials for the synthesis of certain dyes, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, chemical tracers, stabilizers, and corrosion inhibitors.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of thiocyanate compounds including nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its thiocyanate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Thiocyanates

Highly selective thiocyanate optochemical sensor based on manganese(III)-salophen ionophore., Abdel-Haleem, Fatehy M., and Rizk Mahmoud S. , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Jun 01, Volume 75, p.682-687, (2017)

Effects of natural and synthetic isothiocyanate-based H2S-releasers against chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain: Role of Kv7 potassium channels., Mannelli, Lorenzo Di Cesare, Lucarini Elena, Micheli Laura, Mosca Ilaria, Ambrosino Paolo, Soldovieri Maria Virginia, Martelli Alma, Testai Lara, Taglialatela Maurizio, Calderone Vincenzo, et al. , Neuropharmacology, 2017 Jul 15, Volume 121, p.49-59, (2017)

Interaction between fluorescein isothiocyanate and carbon dots: Inner filter effect and fluorescence resonance energy transfer., Liu, Huabing, Xu Chaoyong, Bai Yanli, Liu Lin, Liao Dongmei, Liang Jiangong, Liu Lingzhi, and Han Heyou , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017 Jan 15, Volume 171, p.311-316, (2017)

Identifying Subpopulations Vulnerable to the Thyroid-Blocking Effects of Perchlorate and Thiocyanate., McMullen, Jenica, Ghassabian Akhgar, Kohn Brenda, and Trasande Leonardo , J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2017 Apr 20, (2017)

Synthesis and characterization of bis nitrato[4-hydroxyacetophenonesemicarbazone) nickel(II) complex as ionophore for thiocyanate-selective electrode., Chandra, Sulekh, Hooda Sunita, Tomar Praveen Kumar, Malik Amrita, Kumar Ankit, Malik Sakshi, and Gautam Seema , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 May 1, Volume 62, p.18-27, (2016)

Effect of Thiocyanate on Iodine Status of Pregnant Women., Bivolarska, Anelia, Gatseva Penka, Nikolova Julia, Argirova Mariana, and Atanasova Victoria , Biol Trace Elem Res, 2016 Jul, Volume 172, Issue 1, p.101-107, (2016)

Improving the Performance of Formamidinium and Cesium Lead Triiodide Perovskite Solar Cells using Lead Thiocyanate Additives., Yu, Yue, Wang Changlei, Grice Corey R., Shrestha Niraj, Chen Jing, Zhao Dewei, Liao Weiqiang, Cimaroli Alexander J., Roland Paul J., Ellingson Randy J., et al. , ChemSusChem, 2016 Dec 08, Volume 9, Issue 23, p.3288-3297, (2016)

Sulfur and nitrogen binary doped carbon dots derived from ammonium thiocyanate for selective probing doxycycline in living cells and multicolor cell imaging., Xue, Mingyue, Zhang Liangliang, Zhan Zhihua, Zou Mengbing, Huang Yong, and Zhao Shulin , Talanta, 2016 Apr 1, Volume 150, p.324-30, (2016)

Glass transition dynamics and conductivity scaling in ionic deep eutectic solvents: The case of (acetamide + lithium nitrate/sodium thiocyanate) melts., Tripathy, Satya N., Wojnarowska Zaneta, Knapik Justyna, Shirota Hideaki, Biswas Ranjit, and Paluch Marian , J Chem Phys, 2015 May 14, Volume 142, Issue 18, p.184504, (2015)

A one-dimensional CdII coordination polymer constructed from 4-(dimethylamino)pyridinium-1-acetate ligands and thiocyanate coordination bridges., Wang, Hui-Ting, and Zhou Lin , Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem, 2015 Jul, Volume 71, Issue Pt 7, p.549-53, (2015)