Agent Name

Barium cyanide

CAS Number

542-62-1

Formula

C2-Ba-N2

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Barium dicyanide; Cianuro barico [Spanish]; Cyanure de baryum [French]; [ChemIDplus] UN1565

Category

Cyanides

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Very soluble in water; [Sullivan, p. 707]

Sources/Uses

Used in electroplating and metallurgy; [Merck Index]

Comments

Very toxic by ingestion or inhalation; Readily absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Barium" and "CYANIDES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Ba

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as CN (0.5 mg/m3, as Ba)

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN (0.5 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ba)

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as CN

Explanatory Notes

mp = about 600 deg C; [Ullmann]

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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