Sodium ferrocyanide

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Description

Toxic yellow crystals. Sodium ferrocyanide, or yellow prussiate of soda, is used to make Prussian blue pigment and red prussiate of soda. It is also used in the photography, leather tanning, and metal treatments. Sodium ferrocyanide is an effective anti-caking agent and is used in small amount in table salt and road salt. In the presence of strong sunlight, it can decompose to for hydrogen cyanide.

Synonyms and Related Terms

yellow prussiate of soda; YPS; tetrasodium hexacyanoferrate

Other Properties

Soluble in water. Insoluble in alcohol.

Composition Na4Fe(CN)6•10H2O
CAS 13601-19-9
Density 1.458
Molecular Weight 484.06
Boiling Point decomposes

Hazards and Safety

Inhalation and contact are hazardous. Ingestion is toxic.

Science Lab: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Website address 1 Comment: www.sciencelab.com for MSDS
  • Website address 2 Comment: chemicalland21.com

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