Sodium Cyanide

CAS RN: 143-33-9

Identification

Substance: Sodium Cyanide

CAS RN: 143-33-9

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 3414; Sodium cyanide solution
    UN 1689; Sodium cyanide, solid or solution

STCC:
    49 232 27; Sodium cyanide solution
    49 232 28; Sodium cyanide, solid

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

Neurological:
    agitation
    unresponsive
    dizziness
    headache
    spasms/seizures
    paralysis
Eyes:
    dilated pupils
    eye irritation/redness
    eye swelling
    tearing
    impaired vision
    vision loss
Nose:
    nasal irritation
Mouth/Throat:
    mouth irritation
    throat irritation
Cardiovascular:
    arrhythmia
    bradycardia
    tachycardia
    hypertension
    hypotension/shock
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Respiratory:
    irregular breathing
    rapid breathing
    shortness of breath
    respiratory arrest
    pulmonary edema
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Gastro/Urinary:
    abdom. discomfort
    nausea
    vomiting
Skin:
    itching
    skin burns/burning
    skin swelling
    rash
    skin redness
    cyanosis/blue

NFPA704-Health:
    3 - Serious
NFPA704-Flammability:
    0 - Minimal
NFPA704-Instability:
    0 - Minimal
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:
    Box car
Road Trailer:
    Mixed Cargo
    Intermodal Freight Container
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