Agent Name

Ammonium cyanide

CAS Number

12211-52-8

Formula

C-H4-N2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Category

Cyanides

Description

Very soluble in cold water; Decomposes at 36 deg C releasing hydrogen cyanide and ammonia; [Sullivan, p. 707]

Comments

See "CYANIDES."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as CN

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as CN

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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