Definition of cyanate in English:

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cyanate

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪəneɪt/

noun

Chemistry
A salt or ester of cyanic acid.
Example sentences
  • Makeup salt consists of a precise mixture of sodium and potassium cyanides that are oxidized by aeration to the mixed cyanate.
  • Cytosine can be formed by reacting cyanoacetylene with cyanate, cyanogen or urea, and uracil can be produced by the hydrolysis of cytosine.
  • When Wöhler accidentally found he had synthesized crystals of urea while evaporating a solution of ammonium cyanate, he was surprised that it was possible.

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