Potassium Cyanide

CAS RN:151-50-8

Identification

Substance: Potassium Cyanide

CAS RN: 151-50-8

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 1680; Potassium cyanide soln; potassium cyanide, solid

STCC:
    49 232 26; Potassium cyanide, solid
    49 232 25; Potassium cyanide, solution

State:
    solid
    solid, crystalline
    solid, powder
Color:
    whitish
Odor:
    almond-like odor
    other odor
pH:
     mod. base (10-12)
     strong base (>12)
    base (8-14)
Specific Gravity:
    sinks in water (> 1)

Neurological:
    agitation
    lowered mental state
    unresponsive
    fatigue/weakness
    dizziness
    headache
    spasms/seizures
    paralysis
Eyes:
    dilated pupils
    eye irritation/redness
    eye swelling
Nose:
    bloody nose
    nasal irritation
Mouth/Throat:
    mouth irritation
    throat irritation
Cardiovascular:
    chest pain
    arrhythmia
    bradycardia
    tachycardia
    hypertension
    hypotension/shock
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Respiratory:
    irregular breathing
    slow breathing
    rapid breathing
    shortness of breath
    respiratory arrest
    resp burning/irritation
    pulmonary edema
    chest discomfort
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Gastro/Urinary:
    abdom. discomfort
    nausea
    vomiting
Skin:
    itching
    skin burns/burning
    skin swelling
    rash
    skin redness
    cyanosis/blue

NFPA704-Health:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Flammability:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Instability:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Special Hazards:
    Not Applicable

Miscellaneous Categories:
    Chemical weapons precursors
DOT Hazard Classifications:
    Class 6 - Toxic substances and Infectious substances
    Division 6.1 - Toxic substances
WMDs:
    Not Applicable

Placard:
    Dangerous - mixed load/unidentified cargo
    Division 6.1 - Toxic/Poisonous substances
Rail Car:
    Pressure Tank Car
    Low Pressure Tank Car
    Box Car
    Hopper car
Road Trailer:
    MC331, TC331, SCT331
    DOT406, TC406, SCT306, MC306, TC306
    DOT407, TC407, SCT307, MC307, TC307
    DOT412, TC412, SCT312, MC312, TC312
    Mixed Cargo
    Dry Bulk Cargo Trailer
    Intermodal Tank
    Vacuum Tanker
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