isocyanate

[ahy-suh-sahy-uh-neyt]
noun Chemistry.
1.
a salt or ester of isocyanic acid.
2.
any compound containing the univalent group −NCO.

Origin:
1870–75; isocyan(ic acid) + -ate2

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To isocyanate
Example sentences
Because isocyanate exposures can occur across multiple jobs, it is important to understand where prior exposures have occurred.
Most two-part paints and coatings used in automotive refinishing include an isocyanate-based catalyst or hardener.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature