Thiocyanate Sodium
Title: Thiocyanate Sodium
CAS Registry Number: 540-72-7
Additional Names: Sodium sulfocyanate; sodium rhodanide; sodium thiocyanate
Molecular Formula: CNNaS
Molecular Weight: 81.07
Percent Composition: C 14.82%, N 17.28%, Na 28.36%, S 39.55%
Line Formula: NaSCN
Literature References: Contains at least 98% NaSCN. Toxicity study: Anderson, Chen, J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. 29, 152 (1940).
Properties: Colorless or white, deliquesc crystals. mp about 300°. Sol in about 0.6 part water; freely sol in alcohol, acetone. When dissolved in water the temp is considerably lowered. The solns are neutral. Keep well closed. LD50 orally in rats: 764 mg/kg; i.v. in mice: 484 mg/kg (Anderson, Chen).
Melting point: mp about 300°
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 764 mg/kg; i.v. in mice: 484 mg/kg (Anderson, Chen)
Use: Manuf other thiocyanates, especially organic.

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