What might cause a purple color to develop in the cyanide test?

Document ID

Document ID TE1108

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Version 3.0

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Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 06/07/2018
Question
What might cause a purple color to develop in the cyanide test?
Summary
Purple color in cyanide method
Answer
A sample can turn purple after addition of CyaniVer® 5 reagent if the neutralization step after the distillation was not done properly.

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