Agent Name

Ammonium thiocyanate

CAS Number

1762-95-4

Formula

C-H-N-S.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium isothiocyanate; Ammonium rhodanate; Ammonium sulfocyanate; Ammonium sulfocyanide; Ammonium thiocyanate; Ammoniumrhodanid; Rhodanine, ammonium salt; UN 3077

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

Colorless crystals; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in matches, fabric dyeing, photography, curing resins, chemical analysis, fertilizers, rocket propellants, adhesives, polymerization catalysts, herbicides, oil field tracers, electroplating, and pickling iron and steel; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] Ingested lethal dose in man is probably about 15-39 grams. [HSDB] Contact with strong acids or fire may generate sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, cyanides, and hydrogen sulfide. [MSDSonline] See "CYANIDES."

Restricted

Not currently registered as a pesticide in the United States; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.15E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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