Potassium cyanate is an inorganic compound with the formula KOCN (sometimes denoted KCNO). It is a colourless solid. It is used to prepare many other compounds including useful herbicide. Worldwide production of the potassium and sodium salts was 20,000 tons in 2006.
Cyanic acid, potassium salt
Appearance & Physical State
23.5ºC at 760mmHg
750 g/L (20 ºC)
Stable. Incompatible with acids.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.