Definition of isocyanide in English:

isocyanide

Line breaks: iso|cyan¦ide
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsəʊˈsʌɪənʌɪd
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • An organic compound containing the group —NC bonded to an alkyl group. Such compounds are typically toxic, malodorous liquids.
    More example sentences
    • Among the gaseous emissions, samples we tested for included hydrogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen fluoride, isocyanides, and styrene.
    • Hydrolysis of an isocyanide is catalyzed by acid but not by alkali and the result is an amine.
    • The gas he claims was methyl isocyanide and it was lethal.

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