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cyanate

[sahy-uh-neyt, -nit] /ˈsaɪ əˌneɪt, -nɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt or ester of cyanic acid.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; cyan(ic acid) + -ate2
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  • The cyanate ester reacts first to form the six-membered triazine ring.
  • We have synthesized several new cyanate ester functionalized polystyrene polymers and copolymers.
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cyanate

/ˈsaɪəˌneɪt/
noun
1.
any salt or ester of cyanic acid, containing the ion OCN or the group –OCN
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cyanate
  (sī'ə-nāt', -nət)   
A salt or ester of cyanic acid, containing the group OCN.
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