sodium cyanate

sodium cyanate

[′sōd·ē·əm ′sī·ə‚nāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
NaOCN A poisonous, white powder; soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol and ether; used as a chemical intermediate and for the manufacture of medicine and the heat-treating of steels.
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Compared to free cyanide, this sodium cyanate is less but still toxic.
But other researchers who used sodium cyanate in sickle cell patients found it reacted with other proteins, producing toxic neurological effects.