An organic compound containing the group —NC bonded to an alkyl group. Such compounds are typically toxic, malodorous liquids.
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- 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.