[plat-n-oh-sahy-uh-nahyd, -nid]

noun Chemistry.

a salt of platinocyanic acid.

Origin of platinocyanide

1835–45; platinocyan(ic acid) + -ide
Also called cyanoplatinite. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for platinocyanide

Historical Examples of platinocyanide

  • With mercurous nitrate, the platinocyanide of potassium forms a thick smalt blue, and the platinidcyanide a dark blue precipitate.

  • Ammonium platinocyanide, cooled while stimulated by arc light, glows fully at—180; but on warming it glows like a lamp.

British Dictionary definitions for platinocyanide



any salt containing the divalent complex cation [Pt(CN) 4 ] 2–
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