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  • Sodium cyanide is an inorganic compound with the formula NaCN. It is an inorganic salt
    derived from neutralization reactions involving the weak acid hydrogen cyanide.

  • Sodium cyanide is a water soluble white solid which reacts with acids to form hydrogen
    cyanide gas. When perfectly dry, it is odorless. Due to its alkalinity, it is corrosive to the skin. It is a strong reducing agent which with acids liberate highly toxic
    hydrocyanic acid gas.

  • Sodium cyanide is produced by treating hydrogen cyanide with sodium hydroxide

  • At Goldstrike, ores are treated by roasting or autoclaving prior to leaching in a water-based sodium cyanide solution. As a noble metal, gold is not soluble in water. Sodium cyanide stabilizes the gold molecule in solution, in combination with an oxidant,
    such as oxygen.

  • Sodium cyanide was initially registered as a pesticide on December 23, 1947, to control ants on uncultivated agricultural and non-agricultural areas. Sodium cyanide was  also registered to control certain bacteria, insects, and commensal rodents in human residences; railway cars; food marketing, storage, and distribution facilities; and commercial institutional and industrial premises.

  • The only currently registered uses of sodium cyanide are for toxicant-filled capsules to be placed in M-44 spring-loaded ejectors used to kill wild canids: coyotes , wild dogs , red foxes , and gray foxes.

  • Sodium cyanide is highly toxic to warm-blooded animals. Sodium cyanide has been placed in Toxicity Category I.

  • Breathing sodium cyanide an irritate the nose, throat and lungs causing coughing, wheezing.

  • Sodium cyanide is mainly used to extract gold and other precious metals in mining.

  • Sodium cyanide is used in the manufacturing of organic chemicals; acrylonitrile, metal polishes, dyes, rodenticides, pesticides, synthetic fibers, plastics, and electroplating solutions.

  • Australia is a major global manufacturer and exporter of sodium cyanide, with manufacturing facilities in western Australia .

  • About 100 000 tonnes of sodium cyanide are manufactured each year, of which about 40%-60% is exported. There are several companies that also import sodium cyanide and/or reformulated small quantities. Imports have increased in 2008 as compared to 2004 onwards.

  • Sodium cyanide was declared a Priority Existing Chemical (PEC) by NICNAS in May 2002 in response to environmental concerns. 

General Information
  • Sodium Cyanide Information
  • Sodium Cyanide basic Information
  • Sodium Cyanide General Info
  • Sodium Cyanide Information Sheet
  • Sodium Cyanide basic Information
  • Use of sodium cyanide in  gold industry
Fact Sheet
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  • Sodium Cyanide Ejector fact sheet
  • Sodium Cyanide hazard fact sheet
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  • Synthesis of Sodium Cyanide

Raw Material Supplier

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Equipment Supplier

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  • Sodium cyanide process
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  • Process for production of sodium cyanide
  • Process of producing solid sodium cyanide
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  • Sodium cyanide crystallization process control
  • Sodium Cyanide Process and Briquettes Formed There from
  • Granulated alkali metal cyanide
  • Decomposition of cyanide in electrolytic cell lining


  • Review of  Sodium Cyanide
  • Sodium cyanide assessment report
  • Sodium cyanide pollution and mining related environmental emergencies
  • Inventing and Reinventing Sodium Cyanide Ejectors
  • Sodium Cyanide plant extension form Australian gold reagents ltd.
  • Sodium cyanide plant debottlenecking form Australia
  • Solid Sodium cyanide plant kwinana
  • Sodium cyanide decision on requests for variation
  • Illegal use of sodium cyanide
  • Federal Specification - sodium cyanide

Analysis & Technology

  • Sodium cyanide spring loaded ejector mechanism
  • Leaching Gold-Silver Ores With Sodium Cyanide
  • Performance of sodium cyanide ejector
  • Protective properties of Sodium cyanide
  • Sodium Cyanide Antagonism of the vasodilator action
  • Detoxification of bombing solution wastes containing cyanide ion
  • On-Line Spectroscopic Characterization of Sodium Cyanide
  • Determination of  Cyanide Complexes by Ion Chromatography


  • Sodium Cyanide Toxicity
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  • Toxicity Studies of Sodium Cyanide
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  • Toxicity of Sodium Cyanide in Birds
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Safety & Risk

  • Risk Assessment of Sodium Cyanide
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