cyanuric acid

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cy·a·nu·ric acid

 (sī′ə-no͝or′ĭk, -nyo͝or′-)
A white crystalline acid, C3H3N3O3, that decomposes with heating to form cyanic acid gas, used in manufacture of sanitizers and herbicides.

cy′a•nu′ric ac′id

(ˈsaɪ əˈnʊər ɪk, -ˈnyʊər-, ˌsaɪ-)
a white crystalline solid, C3H3O3N3∙2H2O, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
[1875–80; cyan- + uric]
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Noun1.cyanuric acid - a trimer of cyanic acid
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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Effect of cyanuric acid on the inactivation of Cryptosporidium parvum under hyperchlorination conditions.
Of note, cyanuric acid prolongs the inactivation time of infectious pathogens, with inactivation times increasing with higher cyanuric levels.
Then the solution was adjusted to neutral with the right amount of cyanuric acid and the reaction was terminated.
Melamine in combination with cyanuric acid becomes more toxic as compared to either melamine or cyanuric acid alone (Thompson et al.
The team also cultured feces from young male rats and demonstrated that melamine was directly converted to cyanuric acid by fecal bacteria.
All of the referenced methods monitor the presence of cyanuric acid in addition to melamine.
However, it took a whole series of tests and several weeks to finally identify the definite cause: melamine, which was used to artificially increase the protein content of wheat gluten and, when combined with cyanuric acid, precipitated in the kidneys, resulting in fatal renal failure.
Strata Melamine SPE cartridges simultaneously extract both melamine and cyanuric acid, cutting sample time in half compared to other methods, according to the company.
Some specific areas discussed include polyester materials with low specific superficial electric resistance, the effect of organic and inorganic additives on the synthesis of lutetium silicates, similarity of zeolite micropore structures, new complex compounds of cobalt with cyanuric acid, frontal copolymerization of lactams, and oscillatory and spin regimes at frontal solidification of epoxy combinations in the flow.
Clinicopathologic, histologic, and toxicologic findings in 70 cats inadvertently exposed to pet food contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid.
Some dog owners stopped buying wet dog food following the spring 2007 recalls of foods that contained melamine and/or cyanuric acid.
However, when mixed with Cyanuric Acid to form Melamine Cyanurate, which was implicated in the recent Chinese milk contaminations and the 2007 pet food controversy, it can cause kidney failure to chronic ingestion, which is known to be cancerous or cause reproductive damage.