Aluminium cyanide

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Aluminium cyanide
Aluminium cyanide.png
Names
IUPAC name
Aluminium tricyanide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
  • InChI=1S/3CN.Al/c3*1-2;/q3*-1;+3
    Key: BIABJQLRIVAXSJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • [C-]#N.[C-]#N.[C-]#N.[Al+3]
Properties
C3AlN3
Molar mass 105.036 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Aluminium cyanide is a metallic cyanide. The chemical formula is Al(CN)3.[1] Aluminium cyanide was produced as an ammoniate by reacting aluminium metal with mercuric cyanide in liquid ammonia. Aluminium cyanide is destroyed by water to form aluminium hydroxide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bergstrom, F. W. (July 1924). "The Reaction Between Mercuric Cyanide and Certain Metals in Liquid Ammonia". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 46 (7): 1559–1568. doi:10.1021/ja01672a002.