methyl isocyanate


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methyl isocyanate

n.
A toxic flammable colorless liquid, C2H3NO, used in the manufacture of carbamate pesticides.
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meth′yl isocy′anate


n.
a highly toxic, flammable, colorless liquid, CH3NCO, used in the manufacture of pesticides.
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Following the discovery of sugars, we've now found methyl isocyanate. This family of organic molecules is involved in the synthesis of peptides and amino acids, which, in the form of proteins, are the biological basis for life as we know it," explain Niels Ligterink and Audrey Coutens [2].
Following the discovery of sugars, we've now found methyl isocyanate. This family of organic molecules is involved in the synthesis of peptides and amino acids, which, in the form of proteins, are the biological basis for life as we know it," Niels Ligterink from Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands and Audrey Coutens from University College London, who led one of the research teams, explained in a statement issued by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), which operates the ALMA radio telescope.
Gandhe would later state, "That was the first time I ever heard of the cruel name of methyl isocyanate." (15)
Methyl isocyanate (MIC), a reactive industrial byproduct, is one of the most toxic isocyanates known.
(9.) Health effect of the toxic gas leak from the Union Carbide Methyl Isocyanate plant in Bhopal: (2113) Technical Report on population based long term epidemiological studies part II (19962010) Center for rehabilitation studies Government of Madhya Pradesh Bhopal M.P.
But it was later acknowledged that more than half as million lives were damaged by the cloud of methyl isocyanate gas which drifted over the most populous part of the city slums after a valve in the Union Carbide Pesticide Plant broke under pressure.
Those permanently disabled or suffering from critical ailments arising out of the deadly methyl isocyanate gas leak are likely to get Rs five lakh while those partially debilitated will get Rs three lakh.
In December 1984, inhabitants of Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh, woke up to a lethal air poisoned with methyl isocyanate, which leaked from a nearby pesticide plant.
Lethal methyl isocyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant (then a US Corporation and now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) in December, 1984 settling over the surrounding areas.
In1984, a pesticide plant run by the subsidiary of US company Union Carbide leaked about 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air.
On December 3, shortly after midnight, methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas was released from a tank at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India.
In which Indian city did a leak of toxic methyl isocyanate gas result in many deaths in 1984?