Agent Name

Methylene thiocyanate

CAS Number

6317-18-6

Formula

C3-H2-N2-S2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

CP 17879; Methane, dithiocyanato-; Methylendirhodanid [Czech]; Methylendithiokyanat [Czech]; Methylene bis(thiocyanate); Methylene dithiocyanate; Methylene thiocyanate; Methylenebis(thiocyanate); Methylenedirhodanid [German]; Methylenedirhodanide; Nalco D-1994; Nalfloc N 206; Proxel MB; Thiocyanic acid, methylene ester; V 709; [ChemIDplus] Organiclear, Methylene bisthiocyanate; [Hawley] UN2811

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Yellow to light orange solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used against wood rot, termites, mildew, and decay; [Hawley] Powerful action against slime-forming bacteria, spore formers, and fungi; Used in paper mills and water cooling systems; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] Toxic by inhalation and ingestion; Causes burns; [ESIS] A corrosive substance that causes lacrimation and may cause lung edema after inhalation of high concentrations; [CAMEO] Thiocyanates release cyanide on contact with acid. [MSDSonline] See "CYANIDES."

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00197 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

ERG Guide for "Corrosive solid, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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