Mercuric Cyanide

Mercuric Cyanide (Hg(CN)2) is a odorless white powder, toxic with a bitter metallic taste. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Mercuric Cyanide. That’s why we suggest one of the following: CHEMLoc, DRUMLoc

Mercuric Cyanide Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Not flammable.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Requires compliant chemical storage container.
  • Compatible Details:
  • Description: Mercury(II) cyanide, also known as mercuric cyanide, is a coordination compound of nitrogen, carbon and mercury. It is a colorless, odorless, toxic white powder with a bitter metallic taste.
  • Classification: CLASS 6.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Mercuric Cyanide Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
Hg(CN)2 4.00 g/cm³ n/a n/a 252.63 g/mol Water, alcohol, ammonia. Slightly soluble in ether. 608°F (320°C)




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