Potassium Thiocyanate
Title: Potassium Thiocyanate
CAS Registry Number: 333-20-0
Additional Names: Potassium sulfocyanate; potassium rhodanide
Trademarks: Rhocya
Molecular Formula: CKNS
Molecular Weight: 97.18
Percent Composition: C 12.36%, K 40.23%, N 14.41%, S 33.00%
Line Formula: KSCN
Properties: Colorless, deliquesc crystals. d 1.89; mp ~173°, the fused salt turning brown, then green, blue, and white again on cooling. One gram dissolves in 0.5 ml acetone, 12 ml alcohol, 8 ml boiling alcohol. When dissolved in its own wt of water, the temp drops about 30°. The aq soln is neutral. Keep well closed. LD50 orally in mice, rats: 594, 854 mg/kg, Andersen, Chen, J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. 29, 152 (1940).
Melting point: mp ~173°
Density: d 1.89
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in mice, rats: 594, 854 mg/kg, Andersen, Chen, J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. 29, 152 (1940)
CAUTION: May cause skin eruptions, psychosis.
Use: Manuf artificial mustard oil; printing and dyeing textiles; in photography as intensifier; in analytical chemistry. The sodium salt now is replacing it for most of these uses.
Therap-Cat: Hypotensive.

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