a salt or ester of hydrocyanic acid, containing the anion CN− or the group —CN. The salts are generally extremely toxic
another term for acetonitrile.
a white odorless crystalline soluble compound that has, when damp, an odor of hydrogen cyanide. It is used for extracting gold and silver from their ores and for case-hardening steel
a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid with an odor of bitter almonds, made by the action of acids on cyanides
a toxic odoriferous liquid, used as a solvent in high-performance liquid chromatography