Sampling & Analysis

Cyanide, vapor / CAS# 74-90-8

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Cyanide, vapor (Hydrogen cyanide) FEE PER SAMPLE: $82.00 Additional Analyte Fee: METHOD: mod. NIOSH 6010; Colorimetric
Interferences: H2S
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUE:Color. COLLECTION MEDIUM:Soda Lime ORDER NUMBER:226-28 VOL. / TIME / AREA / MASS:2-90 L SAMPLING RATE:0.05-0.2 LPM LOQ:2.6 ug
Cyanide, vapor (Hydrogen cyanide) FEE PER SAMPLE: $70.00 Additional Analyte Fee: METHOD: mod. NIOSH 7904; ISE
Transfer the impinger solution to a vial for shipping. Interferences: sulfide, chloride, iodide, bromide, cadmium, zinc, silver, nickel, cuprous iron, mercury, and high humidity
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUE:ISE COLLECTION MEDIUM:Impinger: 15mL 0.1 N KOH ORDER NUMBER:Not Specified VOL. / TIME / AREA / MASS:10-180 L SAMPLING RATE:0.5-1 LPM LOQ:2.6 ug

Cyanide, vapor
Sampling & Analysis

Cyanide, vapor is used commercially for fumigation, electroplating, mining, chemical synthesis, and the production of synthetic fibers, plastics, dyes, and pesticides.  The gas has a distinctive bitter-almond smell (sometimes described as a musty “old sneaker smell”), but many people don’t detect its odor at all.  The odor itself isn’t generally noticed in enough time to provide warning of its hazardous concentrations.  It also has a burning taste. 

Cyanide, vapor is a systemic chemical asphyxiant.  It is a chemical warfare agent.  Exposure to humans produces almost immediate fatality, as it interferes with oxygen use in every organ of the body. Any organ that reacts to low-oxygen levels will be immediately affected: central nervous system/brain, cardiovascular system (heart, blood vessels), and the pulmonary system (lungs).

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