Ammonium Thiocyanate 0.1M

25th October 2018



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Why Buy Ammonium Thiocyanate 0.1M Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?

ReAgent supply ammonium thiocyanate 0.1M in 2.5 L containers, with discounts for bulk buying. We also offer further options, including bespoke blending and different grades. With over 30 years’ experience, we have built an enviable reputation of high quality products and excellent customer services.

Chemical and physical properties

With the formula NH4SCN, ammonium thiocynate forms colourless and odourless hygroscopic crystals, which are highly corrosive to brass, copper and iron. This compound is very soluble in water, acetone and ethanol but insoluble in chloroform and ethyl acetate. It can be referred to as ammoniumrhodanid or ammonium rhodanate.

This compound can be considered a weak acid, reacting with caustic soda (NAOH) or caustic potash (KOH) to generate sodium thiocyanate or potassium thiocyanate, respectively. It also reacts easily  with ferric salts to produce ferric thiocyanate, with a characteristically deep-red colouration.

Mode of production

Ammonium thiocyanate is usually prepared through a reaction between carbon disulfide (CS2) and ammonia (NH3), forming intermediary ammonium dithiocarbamate (NH2(=S)SNH4). Subsequently subjected to high temperatures, this intermediary is converted to ammonium thiocyanate and hydrogen sulphide (H2S).

CS2 2NH3 → NH2C(=S)SNH4 → NH4SCN H2S

Uses and applications

Ammonium thiocyanate can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • synthesis of herbicides
  • production of artificial resins
  • matches
  • stabilising agent in photography
  • ingredient in rustproofing products
  • textiles
  • dyes and prints
  • titrimetic analyses
  • colorimetric analyses (to determine levels of iron present in samples

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