Definition of isocyanate in English:

isocyanate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of isocyanic acid.

    • ‘The researchers included an appended isocyanate group so that the precipiton would react with amines.’
    • ‘What's more, these transparent materials, based on aliphatic isocyanates and polyesters, can be pigmented with any color.’
    • ‘The paint is based on a toxic substance called isocyanates which gives off hazardous fumes.’
    • ‘Paint hardeners, particularly isocyanates, have been associated with occupational asthma.’
    • ‘The paint that is used contains isocyanates, in this instance mainly diphenyl methane diisocyanate.’

Pronunciation

isocyanate

/ʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪəneɪt/