Agent Name

Silver cyanate

CAS Number

3315-16-0

Formula

C-H-N-O.Ag

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cyanic acid, silver(1+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless powder; Soluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Cyanates are produced when cyanides are oxidized. Use of this fact is made in cyanide decontamination processes where oxidants such as permanganate and hydrogen peroxide are used to convert toxic cyanide to safer cyanate." [Wikipedia] Cyanic acid is "highly irritating to eyes, skin, and mucous membranes." [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cuprous thiocyanate" and "Sodium thiocyanate." See "Sodium cyanate" and "Potassium cyanate."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

, as Ag

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as Ag

MAK

0.01 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ag

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as Ag

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