Major facts on Cyanide

Major facts on Cyanide

The word cyanide attribute to a lone charged anion abided with single carbon atom and one nitrogen atom attached along with a triple bond, CN. The utmost noxious form of cyanide is cyanide ions or hydrogen cyanide also known as free cyanide that comprises the cyanide anion itself. It is either in a gaseous or aqueous state. Though HCN is extremely soluble in water, the solubility of HCN reduces according with increase in the temperature and beneath exceedingly in saline environment. The HCN gas or the liquid are colorless and have the odor of bitter almonds, although not all individuals can detect the odor. Read more


BASF SE and Sinopec said that they will expand the production capacity of neopentyl glycol (NPG) at the state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co Ltd, a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. The plant was established in 2015 with an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tonnes. Following the expansion, the annual capacity will be doubled to 80,000 metric tonnes. The expanded capacity will come on stream in 2020. NPG is a unique polyalcohol offering superior performance in many end-use applications such as powder coatings, textiles and construction due to its high chemical and thermal stability. Read more


R Mukundan, Chairman, CII Institute of Quality and Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Ltd, had an exclusive chat with Chemical Today Magazine where he spoke about how quality is the defining factor to attain global acceptance.  Our effort at CII has been to bring all the stakeholders, industry and the government on the same platform and chalk out the course for the national quality movement. The National Quality Summit has emerged as a platform to exchange views between large medium and small-scale industries. Read more


Maire Tecnimont SpA has executed a framework agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) for future commercialization of both parties’ technologies for the production of propylene derivatives chemicals starting from gas rich in methane feed-stock (the package technologies). The package technologies will combine with Maire Tecnimont’s “gas to propylene” technology, which is being developed jointly with Siluria Technologies Inc with MCC Technologies for the production of oxo alcohols, acrylic acid and acrylic ester. Read more

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