SODIUM CYANIDE solid

UN Number: 1689

Also known as: CYANIDE OF SODIUM, CYANURE DE SODIUM solide
Information on chemical

Information on chemical

External resources

CAMEO Chemical Database
WISER Substance List

Description

UN number 1689

Physical chemical data

Physical State (20°C) Solid
Density (kg/m3)
1600 [Kg/m³] at a temperature of 20°C
Molar mass (g/mol) 49.01
Boiling Point (°C) 1496
Melting Point (°C) 563

Behaviour at sea

Additional data

Colour white
Odour odourless

Transportation data

State solid
Temperature (°C) ambient
Pressure (Pa) ambient
IMO class 6.1

Reactivity data

Water Yes
Acid(s) No
Base(s) No
Metal(s) and alloys No
Oxidizing agents No
Reducing agents No
Combustibles No
Organic substance No

GESAMP Hazard profile

Human toxicity threshold

IDHL 45
TLV-TWA 4.5 (CN)
TEEL-3 (mg/m3) 47.1

Ecotoxicity

Incident reports

Incident reports

Year Vessel Location Cargo type
1984 Barge Fly River Estuary, Papua New Guinea Package
1989 Comodal I Off Argentian Coast Package
Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

Guide number: 157

See the guide or download the emergency response guidebook

At sea emergency guide

At sea emergency guide

Emergency schedule: 6.1-04

TOXIC SOLIDS, NOT COVERED BY OTHER SCHEDULES.

Emergency procedures

Spillage on deck

Collect spillage, where practicable, for safe disposal. Wash remainder overboard with copious quantities of water.

Spillage under deck

Collect spillage, where practicable, for safe disposal.

Fire on deck

Use copious quantities of water or other medium to fight fire and cool down receptacles.

Fire under deck

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation. Otherwise adopt action as for "On deck".

Special equipment to be carried

Full protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear, goggles).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

Remarks by UN no.

• BERYLLIUM COMPOUND, N.O.S. (UN No. 1566)
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus when dealing with spillage.

• DINITRO-ortho-CRESOL (UN No. 1598)
• MERCURY OXYCYANIDE, DESENSITIZED (UN No. 1642)
In fire, explosion hazard.

• ASBESTOS, BLUE (UN No. 2212)
• ASBESTOS, WHITE (UN No. 2590)
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus when dealing with spillage.

• THALLIUM NITRATE (UN No. 2727)
In fire situation, use copious quantities of water. Ship's fixed fire-fighting installation may not be effective.

• CASTOR BEANS (UN No. 2969)
• ALUMINIUM PHOSPHIDE PESTICIDE (UN No. 3048)
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus when dealing with spillage.

Decision trees

Decision trees

No decision trees available

No additional data

last modified 2020-12-14T09:02:56+00:00