Barium thiocyanate

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White, needle-shaped crystals that are used in dyeing textiles. Barium thiocyanate is also an ingredient in some photographic solutions.

Synonyms and Related Terms

barium sulfocyanide

Other Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol.

Composition Ba(SCN)2 - 2H2O
Density 3.5
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 253.49

Hazards and Safety

Highly toxic by ingestion. Contact with skin and membranes may cause irritation.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1027