Re: chemigrams (again?)/ cyanide

From: MARTINM ^lt;>
Date: 09/25/04-04:02:17 AM Z
Message-id: <000601c4a2e6$c53e51b0$72ada2d9@MUMBOSATO>

It looks like heat or acids like acetic acid in contact with thiocyanates
(potassium/ammonium/sodium thiocyanate) are likely to form cyanide.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Bailey" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 3:48 PM
Subject: RE: chemigrams (again?)/ cyanide

> Martin,
> You stated:
> Thiocyanate is actually a fixing agent (silver halide solvent)...
> Regarding the acetate-buffered thiocyanate solution, it might be related
> the risk of releasing cyanide when thiocyanate is brought in contact with
> acids.
> I always understood that cyanide is "fixed" and stable in substances like
> sodium thiocyanate or pot. ferracyanide (and/or ferricyanide...) etc.
> Jon
Received on Sat Sep 25 04:27:22 2004

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