isocyanic acid

noun iso·cyanic acid

Definition of isocyanic acid

  1. :  cyanic acid regarded as having the formula HNCO and usually prepared (as by the reaction of phosgene with the salt of a primary amine) in the form of esters of which some are used in making polyurethans and other resins, plastics, foams, and adhesives

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Origin and Etymology of isocyanic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary is- + cyanic acid


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