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    Potassium Gold Cyanide

    Potassium Gold Cyanide in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    Potassium Gold Dicyanide

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    Basic Info


    White Powder

    Common Names

    Potassium Cyanoaurate Potassium Dicyanoaurate(I)


    25 Kg Jerrycan

    Brief Overview

    Potassium gold cyanide is a colorless to white crystalline powder industrially used as plating and surface treating agents.


    Manufacturing Process

    Potassium gold cyanide is produced in the cyanide process variant of gold mining. The chemical reaction for the dissolution of gold is
                                           4 Au + 8 KCN + O2 + 2 H2O → 4 KAu(CN)2 + 4 KOH
    In this redox process via a two-step reaction, oxygen removes one electron from each gold atom to form the complex Au(CN)−2 ion.

    Metal Industry

    Component in gold plating
    Material used for photoreduction of gold ions by nanopowder ZnO, preparation of gold-gold junction electrodes in voltammetric glucose detection, and other reactions where metallic gold is prepared


    Pigment Industry

    Colorant in dyes, pigments, drugs, textiles, personal care products) food, and ink


    Other Applications

    Material used in the manufacture of televisions, radios, computers

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