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A salt or ester of cyanic acid.
- ‘When Wöhler accidentally found he had synthesized crystals of urea while evaporating a solution of ammonium cyanate, he was surprised that it was possible.’
- ‘Cytosine can be formed by reacting cyanoacetylene with cyanate, cyanogen or urea, and uracil can be produced by the hydrolysis of cytosine.’
- ‘Makeup salt consists of a precise mixture of sodium and potassium cyanides that are oxidized by aeration to the mixed cyanate.’
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