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Alfa Aesar™ Zinc cyanide, 98%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Zinc cyanide
CAS 557-21-1
Molecular Formula Zn(CN)2
Linear Formula Zn(CN)2
Formula Weight 117.42g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00011292
UN Number UN1713
Beilstein 4124366
Merck Index 14,10135
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AAL158360B

 
alfa aesar™
L15836-0B
1000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAL1583614

 
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L15836-14
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L15836-22
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Melting Point 800°C
Quantity 1000g
Chemical Name or Material Zinc cyanide
CAS 557-21-1
Assay 98%
Molecular Formula Zn(CN)2
Linear Formula Zn(CN)2
Formula Weight 117.42g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00011292
UN Number UN1713
Beilstein 4124366
Merck Index 14,10135
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H300-H310-H330
Fatal if swallowed.
Fatal in contact with skin.
Fatal if inhaled.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P260-P301+P310-P304+P340-P320-P330-P361-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Specific treatment is urgent (see label).
Rinse mouth.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: ZINC CYANIDE
RTECS Number ZH1575000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Zinc cyanide is used for electroplating of zinc. In Gatterman reaction , it is used for the introduction of formyl group in to aromatic compounds as well as to prepare 2-hydroxy-1-nafthaldehyde and mesitaldehyde. It is also used in chemical analysis in analytical chemistry. Further, it acts as a catalyst for the cyanosilylation of aldehydes and ketones. In addition to this, it reacts with 1,3,5-triethyl-benzene to get 2,4,6-triethyl-benzaldehyde.

Solubility
Soluble in alkalies, potassium cyanide and ammonia. Insoluble in water and most solvents.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and acids.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P260-P301+P310-P304+P340-P320-P330-P361-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Specific treatment is urgent (see label).
Rinse mouth.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H300-H310-H330
Fatal if swallowed.
Fatal in contact with skin.
Fatal if inhaled.