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First-aid measures


Immediate medical attention is required. Move out of dangerous area.

Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.


Remove to fresh air. Keep patient warm and at rest.

Rinse nose and mouth with water.


Remove contaminated clothing. Wash off with soap and water. In the event of persistent skin irritation, consult a physician.


Rinse with plenty of water. Get medical attention immediately. Continue to rinse during transport.

Remove contact lenses. Protect unharmed eye. Keep eye wide open while rinsing


Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Obtain medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media: (preferably) water or foam.

The product is not flammable (Except packaging). Product decomposes giving off toxic fumes.

Hazardous decomposition/combustion products

Formation of CS2, COS, CO, NOx and SO2.

Protective equipment

Use self-contained respiratory equipment.

Fire and explosion hazard

Do not breathe fumes.

Accidental release measures

Environmental precautions

Collect as much as possible in a clean container for (preferable) reuse or disposal. Avoid discharge into the environment.

Methods for cleaning up

To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.

Handling and storage


When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Avoid dust generation. Use only in well-ventilated areas.

Fire and explosion prevention

No specific recommendations

Storage requirements

Keep container tightly closed and in a well-ventilated place (cool, dry and dark). Keep away from acids or oxidants.

Other information

Thiocyanate solutions as well as crystals are corrosive to mild steel and lower grade stainless steel. Glass, titanium, rubber, PVC,

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Chemical name:
sodium thiocyanate
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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sodium thiocyanate
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering controls

Ensure good ventilation and local exhaustion of the working area. Dust exposure limits have to be respected.


Personal protection:

Respiratory protection :

Half mask with a particle filter P2 (EN 143)


For permanent (>480 minutes), full contact use, 100% nitrile gloves conforming to EN 374, e.g. KCL Dermatril 740 are recommended. If used under conditions other than given above it is recommended that a supplier of CE approved gloves is contacted. These recommendations are only applicable to the chemical as supplied by Akzo Nobel; if mixed with or dissolved in other substances please contact a supplier of CE approved gloves (e.g. KCL International +49 66 59870, fax +49 6659 87155).


Tightly fitting safety goggles

Skin and body

Protective suit. The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be observed.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid

Reaction with strong oxidizing agents, Reaction with strong acids.


Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions


Reaction with various metals.


CS2, COS, CO, NOx and SO2.

Disposal considerations


Please refer to your specific industry in the European Waste Catalogue.

Contaminated packaging

Containers which cannot be cleaned should be disposed of in the same manner as the product.