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(inorganic chemistry)
A salt of thiocyanic acid that contains the ‒SCN radical; for example, sodium thiocyanate, NaSCN. Also known as sulfocyanate; sulfocyanide; thiocyanide.



(also rhodanide), any of the salts of thio-cyanic acid, HSCN. Although most thiocyanates are freely soluble in water, AgSCN, CuSCN, and Hg(SCN)2 are insoluble. Colorless KSCN and NH4SCN are widely used in analytical chemistry for cation detection; for example, with Fe3+ they form bloodred Fe(SCN)3, and with Cu2+ in an ammonium medium they form blue [Cu(NH3)4](SCN)2.

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Asia Pacific accounted as the fastest growing region for sodium thiocyanate market.
Effects of cyanate, thiocyanate, and amygdalin on metabolite uptake in normal and neoplastic tissues of the rat.
In this study population, vegetable, dairy, and water consumption were associated with concentrations of perchlorate and thiocyanate (and nitrate for water) but not with any of the growth outcomes and were therefore were not considered confounders.
Thiocyanate content in pmol/L = thiocyanate content (ppm) x 17.
The most common isolation method is guanidinium thiocyanate followed by phenol-chloroform extraction that uses liquid nitrogen along with a specialized motorized grinding device which prevent RNA activity.
2 mM of hydrogen peroxide and from 1 mM to 4 mM of potassium thiocyanate.
Rapid determination of iron in water by modified thiocyanate method.
The following estimations were carried out:--Cytochrome F420, hydrogen peroxide, pyruvate, ammonia, glutamate, thiocyanate and urease activity [11-13] Cytochrome F420 was estimated flourimetrically (excitation wavelength 420 nm and emission wavelength 520 nm).
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Blood thiocyanate levels may be used to help monitor the proper dose of amygdalin, helping to make sure that toxic levels of cyanide are not reached but that therapeutic levels are present.
The total antioxidant activity was determined by means of the ferric thiocyanate method which is the measurement of the inhibition of linoleic acid peroxidation and metal ion chelating.