Potassium Cyanide, ACS grade, ChemPure Chemicals

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Potassium Cyanide, ACS grade, ChemPure Chemicals

Potassium Cyanide, ACS grade, ChemPure Chemicals

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  • Molecular Formula: KCN
  • Chemical name: Potassium Cyanide
  • Weight: >96%
  • Density: 1.52
  • Formula Weight: 65.12
  • MDL: MFCD00011397
  • Grade: ACS grade
  • See Resources tab for MSDS/SDS

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Potassium Cyanide, ACS grade, ChemPure Chemicals


Chemical NamePotassium Cyanide
ComponentPotassium Cyanide
GradeACS grade
Molecular FormulaKCN
Formula Weight65.12 g/mol
Density1.553 (Water at 1)
AppearanceWhite Solid
Odor thresholdNot Available
pH11.5 at 20 g/l at 20°C (68°F)
Melting Point634.5°C (1174.1°F)
Boiling Point1625°C (2957°F)
Flash Point

Not Flammable

Evaporation rateNot Available
FlammabilityNot Flammable
Vapor PressureNot Available
Vapor DensityNot Available
MDL NumberMFCD00011397
UN NumberNot Available
SolubilitySoluble in water. Partially soluble in methanol. Slightly soluble in ethanol.
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/waterLow Pow: 0.44
Auto-ignition temperatureNot Available
Decomposition TemperatureNot Available
Chemical StabilityStable

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 Skull and CrossbonesHealth HazardCorrosionEnvironment (Non-Mandatory)

Safety & Handling Information

  • Causes eye and skin irritation
  • May be fatal if inhaled, irritation can occur to the respiratory tract
  • May be fatal if swallowed
  • Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area between 55-100°F for product stability
  • Store with container tightly secured, avoid formation of aerosols
  • Light sensitive, hydroscopic, moisture sensitive
  • Do not store around acids, strong oxidizing agents, iodine, permanganates (potassium permanganate, peroxides, metallic salts, chloral hydrate, alkaloids, chlorates)

Personal Protection

EyesChemical Safety Glasses/goggles, potential use of splash shields
InhalationLocal exhaust, preferably mechanical. Excess levels require use of approved respirator
SkinNitrile or rubber gloves, apron or lab coat. Type of PPE must be selected according to concentration and amount of dangerous substance

CAS 151-50-8

The Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS/SDS) for Potassium Cyanide in ACS/BioSynthesis Grade

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