Methyl Thiocyanate
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Title: Methyl Thiocyanate
CAS Registry Number: 556-64-9
Additional Names: Methyl sulfocyanate
Molecular Formula: C2H3NS
Molecular Weight: 73.12
Percent Composition: C 32.85%, H 4.14%, N 19.16%, S 43.85%
Line Formula: CH3SCºN
Literature References: Prepd from dimethyl sulfate and aq barium thiocyanate. Toxicology: W. F. von Oettingen et al., J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 18, 310 (1936). Toxicity data: H. Ohkawa et al., Pestic. Biochem. Physiol. 2, 85 (1972).
Properties: Colorless liquid; onion odor. d20 1.068. mp -51°. bp 130-133°. nD20 1.4697. Very slightly sol in water; miscible with alcohol, ether. LD50 i.p. in mice: 315 nmoles/g (Ohkawa).
Melting point: mp -51°
Boiling point: bp 130-133°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4697
Density: d20 1.068
Toxicity data: LD50 i.p. in mice: 315 nmoles/g (Ohkawa)

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