Title: Cyanogen Chloride
CAS Registry Number: 506-77-4
Molecular Formula: CClN
Molecular Weight: 61.47
Percent Composition: C 19.54%, Cl 57.68%, N 22.79%
Line Formula: CNCl
Literature References: Prepd by action of Cl on HCN. Review of toxicology and human exposure: Toxicological Profile for Cyanide (PB98-101207, 1997) 291 pp.
Properties: Liquid. Vapors are highly irritant and very poisonous! d 1.186. bp 13.8°. mp -6°. Sol in water, alc, ether.
Melting point: mp -6°
Boiling point: bp 13.8°
Density: d 1.186
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes, upper respiratory system; cough, delayed pulmonary edema; weakness, headache, giddiness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting; irregular heart beat; direct contact with liquid may cause skin irritation. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 82.
Use: In chemical synthesis. Military poison gas.