What is Sodium Cyanide.?

Sodium Cyanide is a mining chemical made up of the elements sodium, cyanide, and carbon. Sodium Cyanide is also known as Cyanogran. It is a white, water soluble solid with the chemical formula NaCN. The chemical comes in the form Sodium Cyanide 98%. This chemical has many commercial uses but primarily it is used for the extraction of gold in mining industries.

Industrially, Sodium Cyanide is made by reacting hydrogen cyanide with sodium hydroxide. It can also be produced by the Castner process in which sodium amide is reacted with carbon at high temperature.

 

 

Sodium Cyanide Uses

Sodium Cyanide is an extremely useful chemical. It is a mining chemical most popularly used to extract gold and other precious metals. Other uses are:

  • Sodium Cyanide solution is sprayed over heaps of crushed ore. The gold metal dissolves in the solution and trickles down to the collection pads. Gold is then extracted from the solution.
  • It is used as a fumigant in the fumigation process. Fumigation is a pest control method in which fumes are released in an area to destroy pests.
  • Because it is toxic, it is used as a rodenticide to kill rodents.
  • It is used to make electroplating solution.
  • It is also used in chemical manufacturing for agricultural and pharmaceutical purposes.

Is Sodium Cyanide Safe?

Consuming Sodium Cyanide is unsafe because the chemical is extremely toxic. Exposure to this chemical can be fatal. It can affect the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. According to the MSDS of Sodium Cyanide, it is highly poisonous and can be lethal for humans if ingested. Moreover, inhalation and exposure to open wounds with Sodium Cyanide can be toxic. It also releases hydrogen cyanide gas in the air which is extremely poisonous. Proper storage and disposal of Sodium Cyanide needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

How is Sodium Cyanide Made?

Industrially, Sodium Cyanide is made by reacting hydrogen cyanide with sodium hydroxide. It can also be produced by the Castner process in which sodium amide is reacted with carbon at high temperature.

Where to Buy Sodium Cyanide in Bulk?

You may be able to find small quantities of Sodium Cyanide in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of Sodium Cyanide, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Sodium Cyanide on our website or contact us for further details.

Which Countries Manufacture Sodium Cyanide in Bulk?

The consumption of Sodium Cyanide has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of Sodium Cyanide are:

  • China
  • USA
  • Malaysia
  • South Africa
  • India
  • Hungary
  • Turkey

How is Sodium Cyanide Exported?

Sodium Cyanide is shipped in:

  • 50kg net steel drums with inner PE bags
  • 1000kg net plywood boxes with inner PE and PP laminated woven bag

What is the Latest Sodium Cyanide Price?

As sodium cyanide is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of sodium cyanide, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

Where to Buy Sodium Cyanide?

Here at Camachem we have Sodium Cyanide for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quotation via email address [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response at +86-131-2037-9271.