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methyl isocyanate

noun
1.
Chemistry. a highly toxic, flammable, colorless liquid, CH 3 NCO, used as an intermediate in the manufacture of pesticides: in 1984, the accidental release of a cloud of this gas in Bhopal, India, killed more than 1700 people and injured over 200,000.
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  • methyl isocyanate is used to produce carbamate pesticides.
  • methyl isocyanate is a colorless highly flammable liquid that evaporates quickly when exposed to the air.

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