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Sodium Cyanide
NaCN
Metal tracing grade (min. 99.9% purity); reagent grade (min. 97% purity); commercial grade (min. 73-75% purity); 10/30% (w/v) aqueous solution; granular form
Sodium Cyanide is mainly used in the mining industry, in the extraction of gold and silver from ores and in ore flotation techniques. To a lesser extent, this cyanide is used in other applications such as electroplating, metal cleaning, dyes and pigments manufacturing; synthesis of iron blues, insecticides and rodenticide; and in the synthesis of chemicals, such as cyanuric chloride, cyanogen chloride, and nitriles.
D-arginine; benzyl cyanide; L-carnitine; sodium ferrocyanide; sodium thiocyanate
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  • Sodium hydroxide + hydrogen cyanide (salt formation reaction)
  • Sodium amide + carbon (Castner process)
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Sodium Cyanide (a.k.a. NaCN) is an inorganic salt, extremely toxic to humans, due to its binding with the Fe3+ ion in the hemoglobin, disabling the use of oxygen by the cells. It is a white cubic crystalline solid also known as white cyanide, has been the metal cyanide with the greatest commercial importance. Due to its high affinity for metals, the salt is mainly used in mining (especially gold and silver). It has a role as an inhibitor of many metabolic processes and is used as a test reagent for the function of chemoreceptors.
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Chart Description. Intratec provides Sodium Cyanide prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • South Korea: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Indonesia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Turkey: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

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About Sodium Cyanide. Sodium Cyanide (a.k.a. NaCN) is an inorganic salt, extremely toxic to humans, due to its binding with the Fe3+ ion in the hemoglobin, disabling the use of oxygen by the cells. It is a white cubic crystalline solid also known as white cyanide, has been the metal cyanide with the greatest commercial importance. Due to its high affinity for metals, the salt is mainly used in mining (especially gold and silver). It has a role as an inhibitor of many metabolic processes and is used as a test reagent for the function of chemoreceptors.

Chemical Formula. NaCN

Commercial Grades. Metal tracing grade (min. 99.9% purity); reagent grade (min. 97% purity); commercial grade (min. 73-75% purity); 10/30% (w/v) aqueous solution; granular form

Uses. Sodium Cyanide is mainly used in the mining industry, in the extraction of gold and silver from ores and in ore flotation techniques. To a lesser extent, this cyanide is used in other applications such as electroplating, metal cleaning, dyes and pigments manufacturing; synthesis of iron blues, insecticides and rodenticide; and in the synthesis of chemicals, such as cyanuric chloride, cyanogen chloride, and nitriles.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Sodium hydroxide + hydrogen cyanide (salt formation reaction)
  • Sodium amide + carbon (Castner process)

To know more about Sodium Cyanide production processes, click here.

Derivatives. D-arginine; benzyl cyanide; L-carnitine; sodium ferrocyanide; sodium thiocyanate

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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