thallium acetate

thallium acetate

[′thal·ē·əm ′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
TlOCOCH3 Toxic, white, deliquescent crystals, soluble in water and alcohol, melts at 131°C; used as an ore-flotation solvent and in medicine.
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Masahiro Ito killed Nakamura by putting about 10 times the lethal dose of thallium acetate in the tea, and was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the crime in December 1995.