cyanogen(redirected from Ethanedinitrile)
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1. A colorless, flammable, pungent, highly poisonous gas, C2N2, used as a rocket propellant, an insecticide, and a chemical weapon.
2. A univalent CN group found in simple and complex cyanide compounds.
(Elements & Compounds) an extremely poisonous colourless flammable gas with an almond-like odour: has been used in chemical warfare. Formula: (CN)2
[C19: from French cyanogène; see cyano-, -gen; so named because it is one of the constituents of Prussian blue]
cy•an•o•gen(saɪˈæn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)
1. a colorless, poisonous, flammable gas, C2N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
2. the univalent group CN.