isocyanic acid


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i·so·cy·an·ic acid

 (ī′-sō-sī-ăn′ĭk)
n.
A caustic and reactive organic acid, HNCO, mainly occurring and used in its ester or salt forms or as its tautomer, cyanic acid, which it forms in aqueous solution. Isocyanic acid is an intermediate in the production of urethanes and has been detected in some comets.

isocyanic acid

(ˌaɪsəʊsaɪˈænɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a hypothetical acid known only in the form of its compounds. Formula: HNCO
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Noun1.isocyanic acid - an acid known only in the form of its esters
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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Researchers first measured isocyanic acid (HNCO) in the atmosphere in summer 2010.
Carbamylation results from the covalent binding of isocyanic acid to proteins and is one of the nonenzymatic reactions involved in protein molecular ageing (i.
The threat comes from the chemical isocyanic acid (HNCO), which dissolves into the moist tissues of the body and promotes inflammation.
The 2030HS can speciate NOx and hydrocarbons, and can quantify NH3 and Isocyanic acid, which traditional analyzers do not monitor.