Hydrogen cyanide: acrylic sheet

Immediately converted

Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is a product consisting of carbon and nitrogen. There are many molecules that are derived this substance. These are referred to as cyanides. Cyanides are formed chemically and naturally. They are found in everyday items such as beans, rice, almonds.

The hydrogen cyanide that AnQore produces can be regarded as a basic form of cyanide. In this form it is highly dangerous and, due to its properties, hydrogen cyanide cannot be transported off our site. It is therefore transformed nearly instantaneously into several downstream products. These include aceton cyanidohydrid, sodium cyanide and 1.4 diaminobutane.

The carbon footprint of our Hydrogen Cyanide

We have determined the carbon footprint of our Hydrogen Cyanide in cooperation with CE Delft, a leading consultancy in carbon footprint calculations. The carbon footprint was compared with the industry average. The results can be downloaded via the link below.

Hydrogen cyanide: Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5

The cyanide molecule plays an essential and unique role in all living organisms. Cyanide stands at the basis of amino acids that for example allow animals to grow and Vitamin B5 cannot be made without the cyanide group.

Because cyanides are also formed naturally, these molecules are broken down into harmless substances when they would enter the environment. Therefore cyanides are not considered dangerous to the environment in the long run.

Our unique laboratory

In case you are interested in novel producing products from hydrogen cyanide then don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our research department has access to a unique laboratory where we can work with you to explore the production routes and investigate if producing this HCN based product in a new plant on our site is possible. 

For more information on cyanides, please visit www.cyanides.org

Hydrogen cyanide: Erlenmeyer flask
Geert van Gerwen

Geert van Gerwen

+31 (0)6 108 615 33

Get in touch!

Do you need more information about our hydrogen cyanide? Get in touch with Geert van Gerwen, our product sales manager.