Cyanogen

CAS RN:460-19-5

Major Uses

Organic synthesis, /SRP: fuel for/ welding and cutting metals, fumigant, rocket propellant.
Fuel gas for welding & cutting heat-resistant metals; rocket & missile propellant (with ozone or fluorine)
Cyanogen has been used as a fumigant and may be encountered in situations in which there is heating of nitrogen containing carbon bonds, in blast furnace gases, and so on.
Cyanogen is used mainly in the laboratory. In small quantities, cyanogen is used industrially for drug synthesis. The preparation of oxamide (a slow-release fertilizer) has been carried out on a small scale. Large-scale industrial applications are not yet known.
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