ammonium thiocyanate

noun

: a colorless crystalline salt NH4SCN made by reaction of ammonia and carbon disulfide and used chiefly in textile printing, as a rust inhibitor, and as a weed killer and defoliant

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ammonium thiocyanate was in 1877

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“Ammonium thiocyanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonium%20thiocyanate. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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