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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In CKD, high blood urea concentrations result in increased protein carbamylation where isocyanic acid is attached covalently to arginine or lysine residues.
Carbamylation of proteins results from nonenzymatic chemical modification by isocyanic acid derived from urea and an alternative route, the MPO-catalyzed oxidation of thiocyanate.
Researchers first measured isocyanic acid (HNCO) in the atmosphere in summer 2010.
The threat comes from the chemical isocyanic acid (HNCO), which dissolves into the moist tissues of the body and promotes inflammation.
It is this pure urea that is thermally decomposed into ammonia and isocyanic acid that is used in the SCR process.