|Other names||Amidocyanogen, carbamonitrile, carbimide, carbodiimide, cyanoamine, cyanoazane, N-cyanoamine, cyanogenamide, cyanogen nitride, hydrogen cyanamide|
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||42.04 g/mol|
|Density||1.28 g/cm3 at 20 °C|
|Main hazards||Toxic (T)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
The term can also refer to a salt of this compound, having one or both of the hydrogen atoms replaced by another element or radical, such as in the most common case of calcium cyanamide (CaCN2), a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of other compounds of nitrogen.
Since mid-1960s, there have been developed procedures to produce stabilized for industry use. Cyanamide is used as a plant growth modulator and has many uses in chemical industry.
Aqueous solutions of cyanamide with high concentration may undergo explosive polymerisation when heated. Stability of its solution can be risen by addition of a dicarboxylic acid such as adipic acid.
- International Chemical Safety Card 0424
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards 0160
- OSHA guideline for cyanamide
- Article at 1911encyclopedia