April 17, 2024

Sodium Cyanide

  • India has initiated an anti-dumping probe into imports of poisonous chemical sodium cyanide from China, the European Union, Japan and Korea following a complaint by domestic players.
  • Sodium cyanide appears as a white crystalline solid or powder.
  • It releases hydrogen cyanide gas, a highly toxic chemical asphyxiant that interferes with the body’s ability to use oxygen.
  • It is odorless when dry.
  • It is used for extraction of gold and silver from their respective ores, manufacturing insecticides, dyes, pigments and bulk drugs.
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