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A white crystalline powder that is used in photography as an image intensifier. Mercuric thiocyanate is also used in pyrotechnics.
Synonyms and Related Terms
mercury (II) thiocyanate; mercuric sulfocyanate; mercuric sulfocyanide; Pharaoh's serpents
- Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Slightly soluble in hot water, ethanol and dilute hydrochloric acid Insoluble in cold water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 316.76|
Resources and Citations
- 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 5946