Agent Name

Potassium gold cyanide

Alternative Name

Potassium dicyanoaurate(I)

CAS Number

13967-50-5

Formula

C2-Au-N2.K

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Potassium dicyanoaurate(I); Aurate(1-), bis(cyano-c)-, potassium; Monopotassium dicyanoaurate; Potassium dicyanaurate; [ChemIDplus] Potassium cyanoaurite; [Hawley] Gold potassium cyanide; Potassium aurocyanide; [Merck Index] UN1588

Category

Cyanides

Description

White solid; Soluble in water; [Hawley] Fine white crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for electrogilding; [Hawley] Used for electroplating; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "CYANIDES." See "Gold."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Cyanides, inorganic, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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