Title: Mercuric Cyanide
CAS Registry Number: 592-04-1
Additional Names: Cianurina
Molecular Formula: C2HgN2
Molecular Weight: 252.62
Percent Composition: C 9.51%, Hg 79.40%, N 11.09%
Line Formula: Hg(CN)2
Literature References: Obtained by evaporating a soln of HgO in aq HCN: Biltz, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 170, 161 (1928).
Properties: Colorless, odorless, tetragonal crystals or white powder; darkens on exposure to light. Violent poison! d 3.996. Dec at 320°. One gram dissolves in 13 ml water, 3 ml boiling water, 13 ml alcohol, 4 ml methanol; slowly sol in glycerol; slightly sol in ether. Protect from light.
Therap-Cat: Topical antiseptic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as a topical antiseptic.