Sodium ferricyanide

  • Disodium nitrosylpentacyanoferrate
  • Nipride
  • Sodium nitroprusside
  • Sodium nitroferricyanide
  • Sodium nitroprussate
Formula
Na2[Fe(CN)5NO]
Structure
Description
Clear dark red solid.
Uses
Reagent for the detection of many organic compds, e.g., acetone, aldehydes, also of alkali sulfides, zinc, sulfur dioxide.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
14402-89-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
238-373-9
RTECS
LJ8750000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
UN (DOT)
2811
Merck
12,8794
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-2653
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5FeN6Na2O
Formula mass
261.92
Density
1.72 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use only in a well ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, toxic fumes of sodium oxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using agent most appropriate for surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract. May cause cardiac abnormalities.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2811
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III