Copper(I) thiocyanate

  • Cuprous thiocyanate
  • Thiocyanic acid, copper(1+) salt
Formula
CuSCN
Structure
Description
Greenish yellow to dark brown needles.
Uses
Substance is used in marine antifouling paints.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1111-67-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
214-183-1
20/21/22 32
RTECS
GL8955000
RTECS class
Other
Merck
13,2699
Beilstein/Gmelin
45720 (G)
EPA OPP
25602
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CCuNS
Formula mass
121.63
Density
2.846 g/cm3 (15 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids, Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Sulfur oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Harmful. Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.