• Molecular FormulaCKN
  • Average mass65.116 Da
  • Monoisotopic mass64.966782 Da
  • ChemSpider ID8681
  • Charge - Charge

More details:

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4-02-00-00050 [Beilstein]
cyanide of potassium
Cyanide, Potassium
Cyanure de potassium [French] [ACD/IUPAC Name]
Hydrocyanic acid, potassium salt
Kalium cyanid [German]
Kaliumcyanid [German] [ACD/IUPAC Name]
KCN [Formula]
Potassium cyanide [UN1680] [Poison]

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207810_SIAL [DBID]
3593645; 4652394 [DBID]
60178_FLUKA [DBID]
AI3-28749 [DBID]
BRN 4652394 [DBID]
Caswell No. 688A [DBID]
CHEBI:33191 [DBID]
EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 599600 [DBID]
  • Experimental Physico-chemical Properties
  • Miscellaneous
    • Appearance:

      white granular powder or crystals OU Chemical Safety Data (No longer updated) More details
      White, granular or crystalline solid with a faint, almond-like odor. NIOSH TS8750000
    • Stability:

      Stable. Incompatible with a variety of materials, includingacids, iodine, peroxides, permanganates, alkaloids, chloral hydrate,metallic salts. Light and moisture sensitive. Contact with acidgenerates extremely toxic HCN gas. OU Chemical Safety Data (No longer updated) More details
    • Toxicity:

      ORL-RAT LD50 10 mg kg-1 OU Chemical Safety Data (No longer updated) More details
    • Safety:

      26/27/28-32-50/53 Alfa Aesar L13273, 12136
      6.1 Alfa Aesar L13273
      7-28-29-45-60-61 Alfa Aesar L13273, 12136
      Danger Alfa Aesar L13273
      DANGER: POISON, causes cyanosis; skin, eye, lung irritation Alfa Aesar L13273, 12136
      Gloves, safety glasses and good ventilation. Do not usein the open laboratory. Ensure all containers are properly labelled. Keep cyanide poison kit on hand. OU Chemical Safety Data (No longer updated) More details
      H300-H310-H330-H400-H410-EUH032 Alfa Aesar L13273
      P260-P301+P310-P304+P340-P320-P330-P361-P405-P501a Alfa Aesar L13273
    • First-Aid:

      Eye: Irrigate immediately Skin: Soap wash immediately Breathing: Respiratory support Swallow: Medical attention immediately NIOSH TS8750000
    • Exposure Routes:

      inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact NIOSH TS8750000
    • Symptoms:

      Irritation eyes, skin, upper respiratory system; asphyxia; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), headache, confusion; nausea, vomiting; increased respiratory rate, slow gasping respiration; thyroid, blood changes NIOSH TS8750000
    • Target Organs:

      Eyes, skin, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, thyroid, blood NIOSH TS8750000
    • Incompatibility:

      Strong oxidizers (such as acids, acid salts, chlorates & nitrates) [Note: Absorbs moisture from the air forming a syrup.] NIOSH TS8750000
    • Personal Protection:

      Skin: Prevent skin contact Eyes: Prevent eye contact Wash skin: When contaminated Remove: When wet or contaminated Change: Daily Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench NIOSH TS8750000
    • Exposure Limits:

      NIOSH REL*: C 5 mg/m 3 (4.7 ppm) [10-minute] [*Note: The REL also applies to other cyanides (as CN) except Hydrogen cyanide.] OSHA PEL*: TWA 5 mg/m 3 [*Note: The PEL also applies to other cyanide s (as CN) except Hydrogen cyanide.] NIOSH TS8750000
    • Chemical Class:

      A cyanide salt containing equal numbers of potassium cations and cyanide anions. ChEBI CHEBI:33191

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