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cyanide US English

A salt or ester of hydrocyanic acid, containing the anion CN− or the group —CN. The salts are generally extremely toxic

methyl cyanide US English

Another term for acetonitrile.

sodium cyanide US English

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

hydrogen cyanide US English

A highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid with an odor of bitter almonds, made by the action of acids on cyanides

methyl cyanide in acetonitrile US English

A toxic odoriferous liquid, used as a solvent in high-performance liquid chromatography