cyanogen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

cyano- +‎ -gen; compare French cyanogène. So called because it produced blue dyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sajˈæn.ə.dʒɪn/

Noun[edit]

cyanogen (countable and uncountable, plural cyanogens)

  1. (organic chemistry) The pseudohalogen (CN)2; a colourless, poisonous gas used as a rocket propellant, an insecticide and in chemical warfare.
    Synonyms: ethanedinitrile, oxalonitrile, dicyanogen, nitriloacetonitrile
  2. (chemistry) The radical -CN.

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