SODIUM THIOCYANATE

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

CAS NO. 540-72-7

SODIUM THIOCYANATE

EINECS NO. 208-754-4
FORMULA NaCNS
MOL WT. 81.06

H.S. CODE

2842.90.1000
TOXICITY Oral rat LD50: 764 mg/kg
SYNONYMS NaSCN; Sodium rhodanide; Sodium sulfocyanate; 
Sodium isocyanate; Thiocyanic acid sodium salt; Sodium sulfocyanate; Thiocyanate sodium; Natriumthiocyanat (German); Tiocianato de sodio (Spanish); Thiocyanate de sodium (French); Sodium isothiocyanate; Sodium rhodanate; Sodium sulfocyanide; Sodium thiocyanate; Sodium thiocyanide; Other RN: 13249-87-1, 104345-12-2, 885623-98-3
SMILES

[Na+].C([S-])#N

CLASSIFICATION

 

EXTRA NOTES

 

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

PHYSICAL STATE clear hygroscopic crystals, odorless
MELTING POINT

287 C

BOILING POINT Decomposes
SPECIFIC GRAVITY > 1
SOLUBILITY IN WATER 139g/100ml at 21 C

SOLVENT SOLUBILITY

Soluble in alcohol

pH  
VAPOR DENSITY  

AUTOIGNITION

 

NFPA RATINGS

Health: 3 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 1

REFRACTIVE INDEX

 

FLASH POINT Not considered to be a fire hazard
STABILITY Stable under ordinary conditions, hygroscopic/light sensitive

EXTERNAL LINKS & GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Wikipedia Linking

Google Scholar Search

Drug Information Portal (U.S. National Library of Medicine) - Sodium thiocyanate

PubChem Compound Summary - Sodium thiocyanate

IPCS INCHEM -  Triazine herbicides

KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) -  Sodium thiocyanate

http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ -  Sodium thiocyanate

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ -  Sodium thiocyanate

Local:
Cyanic acid (the isomer of fulminic acid) is an unstable (explosive), poisonous, volatile, clear liquid with the structure of H-O-CN (the oxoacid formed from the pseudohalogen cyanide), which is readily converted to cyamelide and fulminic acid. There is another isomeric cyanic acid with the structure of H-N=C=O, called isocyanic acid. Cyanate group (and isocyanate group) can react with itself. Cyanuric acid (also called pyrolithic acid), white monoclinic crystal with the structure of [HOC(NCOH)2N], is the trimer of cyanic acid. The trimer of isocyanic acid is called biuret.

  • Cyanic acid: H-N=C=O or H-O-CN
  • Fulminic acid: (H-C=N-O) or H-CN-O
  • Isocyanic acid: H-N=C=O
  • Cyanuric acid: HOC(NCOH)2N
  • Biuret: (NH2)CO)2 NH

Cyanic acid hydrolyses to ammonia and carbon dioxide in water. The salts and esters of cyanic acid are cyanates. But esters of normal cyanic acid are not known. The salts and esters of isocyanic acid are isocyanates. The isocyanate group reacts with the hydroxyl functional group to form a urethane linkage. Diisocyanates (or polyisocyanates) are monomers for polyurethane production. Polyurethane is made from a variety of diisocyanates in conjunction with polyether and polyester polyols as co-reactants by addition polymerization which needs at least two -N=C=O groups. Polyurethanes are widely used in the manufacture of flexible and rigid foams, fibres, coatings, and elastomers. If isocyanate monomer is polymerized with amine group, polyurea is produced. Cyanates (or Isocyanates) are readily reacts with various form of amine (including ammonia, primary-, secondary-amines, amides and ureas) and hydroxyl functional group. They are used in the synthesis for the target molecules such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, textile softener, lubricants and industrial disinfectants. They can convert to polycyclic compounds such as hydantoins and imidazolons. They are used as plastic additives and as heat treatment salt formulations for metals.

Thiocyanate is a salt or ester of thiocyanic acid (HSCN). Aqueous solutions of thiocyanic acid , also called sulfocyanic acid, are very strong acids of the  equilibrium mixture of thiocyanic and isothiocyanic. Thiocyanates are bonded through the sulfur(s) with the structure R-S-CN or the isomeric R-N=C=S (isothiocyanates). Thiocyanates are bonded through the sulfur(s) which replace for the oxygen (O) atom. Thiocyanates are the sulfur analog of isocyanates. Organic as well as metallic thiocyanates [CuSCN, Ca(SCN)2, NaSCN, KSCN] are very versatile compounds. Isothiocyanates act as electrophiles with the carbon atom as the electrophilic center. They have wide range of applications as an intermediate to create a desired chemical compound through a series of chemical reactions for the industrial field includingf fungicide, bactericide, wood preservative, pharmaceutical and plastic and rubber. Some isothiocyanates are used in freezing solutions, fabric dyeing, electroplating, steel pickling, printing, and corrosion inhibitor against acid gases. They are used in photography industry as a stabilizer or accelerator. Certain isothiocyanates, such as phenethyl isothiocyanate and sulforaphane are known as chemopreventive agents against the development and proliferation of cancers. Allyl isothiocyanate, called mustard oil, shows also anti-tumor and anti-oxidant properties by inducing the activity of phase II detoxification enzymes in the urinary bladder.

SALES SPECIFICATION

APPEARANCE

crystalline powder

ASSAY

98.0% min

INSOLUBLES IN WATER

0.005% max

MOISTURE

0.5% max

CHLORIDES

0.05% max

SULFATES

0.05% max

Fe

5ppm max

HEAVY METALS

20ppm max

AQ.SOLUTION

ASSAY

51.0% min

INSOLUBLES IN WATER

0.005% max

CHLORIDES

0.01% max

SULFATES

0.05% max

HEAVY METALS

20ppm max

Fe

5ppm max

TRANSPORTATION

PACKING 25kgs in bag, 50kgs or 200kgs plastc drum
HAZARD CLASS not regulated
UN NO.  
SAFETY INFORMATION

HAZARD OVERVIEW

Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. May cause skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation. May cause central nervous system effects. Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas. Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Hygroscopic.

GHS

 

SIGNAL WORD

Warning

PICTOGRAMS

HAZARD STATEMENTS

H302-H312-H332-H412

P STATEMENTS

P273-P280-P302 + P352

EC DIRECTIVES

 

HAZARD CODES

RISK PHRASES

20/21/22-32-52/53

SAFETY PHRASES

13-61

PRICE INFORMATION