- a salt or ester of cyanic acid.
Origin of cyanate
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Examples from the Web for cyanate
By distilling a dry mixture of cyanate of potassa and sulphovinate of potassa in nearly equivalent proportions.
Caustic alkalis hydrolyse it readily to the alkaline chloride and cyanate.
Potash solution converts it into a mixture of potassium cyanide and cyanate.
- any salt or ester of cyanic acid, containing the ion – OCN or the group –OCN
- A salt or ester of cyanic acid, containing the group OCN.
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