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isocyanate

[ahy-suh-sahy-uh-neyt] /ˌaɪ səˈsaɪ əˌneɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt or ester of isocyanic acid.
2.
any compound containing the univalent group −NCO.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; isocyan(ic acid) + -ate2
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  • 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.

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