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also cy·an·am·id  (sī-ăn′ə-mĭd)
1. A deliquescent caustic crystalline compound, CH2N2, prepared by treating calcium cyanamide with sulfuric acid.
2. Calcium cyanamide.
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(saɪˈænəˌmaɪd; -mɪd) or


1. (Biochemistry) Also called: cyanogenamide a white or colourless crystalline soluble weak dibasic acid, which can be hydrolysed to urea. Formula: H2NCN
2. (Elements & Compounds) a salt or ester of cyanamide
3. (Elements & Compounds) short for calcium cyanamide
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or cy•an•a•mid

(saɪˈæn ə mɪd)

1. a white crystalline solid, CH2N2, produced by the action of ammonia or sulfuric acid on cyanic compounds.
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Noun1.cyanamide - a weak soluble dibasic acid (the parent acid of cyanamide salts)
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
2.cyanamide - a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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Different products, such as thiourea, potassium nitrate, ethephon, paclobutrazol and calcium cyanamide, have been utilized for inducing bud dormancy breaking in grapevines of tropical regions.
Combination of solarisation and Dazomet or Calcium cyanamide results in good control of root-knot nematodes.
The dormancy breaking of gems with 0.25% hydrogen cyanamide associated with 3% mineral oil was performed at the end of May.
This white solid is a trimer of cyanamide, with a 1,3,5-triazine skeleton.
g-[C.sub.3][N.sub.4] is composed of stacked layers and can be synthesized by facile thermolysis from cost-affordable precursors such as cyanamide, melamine, etc.
Qian, "Synthesis of [C.sub.3][N.sub.4] and graphite by reacting cyanuric chloride with calcium cyanamide," Carbon, vol.
Figure 1 summarizes some of the fundamental chemical transformations used to prepare radiolabeled building blocks such as acetylene, cyanide, cyanamide and carbon dioxide, which are utilized in the synthesis of labeled versions of APIs.
This investigation was designed to compare biological management through nematophagous fungus Lecanicillium muscarium with chemical nematicides, Vydate, Basamid (G) and fertilizer, Calcium cyanamide through soil application to control sugar beet cyst nematodes Heterodera schachtii.
Then, the reaction mixture was cooled to 0[degrees]C, cyanamide (0.22 g, 5.3 mM) in 5 ml of dry methanol was added slowly in dropwise manner, and the reaction was continued for 5 h at the same temperature.
They then investigated engineering the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to express a gene that allowed it to convert the nitrile-containing chemical cyanamide into urea, from which it could obtain nitrogen.