Title: Cyanogen Iodide
CAS Registry Number: 506-78-5
CAS Name: Iodine cyanide
Molecular Formula: CIN
Molecular Weight: 152.92
Percent Composition: C 7.85%, I 82.99%, N 9.16%
Line Formula: CNI
Literature References: Prepd by the action of iodine on sodium cyanide: Bak, Hillebert, Org. Synth. coll. vol. IV, 207 (1963).
Properties: White needles; very pungent odor; acrid taste. Very poisonous! mp 146-147°. Sol in water, alcohol, ether, volatile oils.
Melting point: mp 146-147°
CAUTION: Causes convulsions, paralysis, death from respiratory failure. Lacks inhalation hazard.
Use: Generally for destroying all lower forms of life. In taxidermy for preserving insects, butterflies, etc.