Cyanogen

Authored by: Pradyot Patnaik

Handbook of Environmental Analysis

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498745611
eBook ISBN: 9781315151946
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315151946-85

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Abstract

Synonyms: ethanedinitrile, oxalonitrile, oxalyl cyanide, dicyan; formula: (CN)2; structure: N≡C–C≡N; MW 52.04; CAS [460-19-5]; used as a fuel gas, fumigant, and propellant; occurs in blast furnace gases; colorless gas; almond-like odor, becoming pungent at high concentration; liquefies at −21°C; highly soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; highly toxic and highly flammable.

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