potassium ferrocyanide

noun

Definition of potassium ferrocyanide

: a tough yellow crystalline salt K4Fe(CN)6 made from the cyanogen compounds obtained as by-products in the carbonization of coal or directly by reaction of potassium cyanide with ferrous salts and used chiefly in making iron blue pigments

called also yellow prussiate of potash

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“Potassium ferrocyanide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20ferrocyanide. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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