Potassium thiocyanate is used in the preparation of ethylenesulfide, lead thiocyante, which is used in the conversion of acyl chloride to thiocyanates. It is also used in solid state NMR of heavy-metal nuclei which results in the preparation of several mercury-thiocyanate and selenocyanate compounds as potential models. It finds application in cosmetic and personal care product formulations as a skin conditioning agent. It is also used in moisturizers and oral care products.
Soluble in water, acetone and alcohol.
Hygroscopic. Air, light and moisture sensitive. Incompatible with nitric acids, active halogen compounds and strong bases.
|5.3 to 8.5|
|172° to 175°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : XL1925000
TSCA : TSCA