Definition of Cyanamide

1. Noun. A weak soluble dibasic acid (the parent acid of cyanamide salts).

Exact synonyms: Cyanamid
Generic synonyms: Acid



2. Noun. A compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds.
Exact synonyms: Calcium-cyanamide
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound

Definition of Cyanamide

1. Noun. (chemistry) A chemical compound, NH2CN; a white crystalline solid, soluble in water, having many commercial applications including fertilizer ¹

2. Noun. (organic compound) Any derivative of this compound in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced by an alkyl or aryl group ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cyanamide

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cyanamide

1. Cyanamide (h2ncn). A cyanide compound which has been used as a fertiliser, defoliant and in many manufacturing processes. It often occurs as the calcium salt, sometimes also referred to as cyanamide. The citrated calcium salt is used in the treatment of alcoholism. Chemical name: Cyanamide (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyanamide

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Literary usage of Cyanamide

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"1914, 86, 65), who find that in alkaline solutions the reaction takes place between undissociated cyanamide molecules and cyanamide ions, ..."

2. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"cyanamide behaves as a weak base, forming crystalline easily decomposable ... From this it follows that cyanamide has most probably the constitution which ..."

3. Cyanamid, Manufacture, Chemistry and Uses: By Edward J. Pranke by Edward John Pranke (1913)
"Calcium cyanamide forms colorless crystals which sublime at about 1090° C. at atmospheric ... Upon solution of the calcium cyanamide in water it is directly ..."

4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Calcium cyanamide is claimed to lose up to 32.62%, whilst sodium cyanamide loses up to 33.8% of the original nitrogen. The loss of nitrogen is not only ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1908)
"The proportion of cyanide and cyanamide of barium in the reacting mass was on an average as two to three, the product containing 30 per cent of barium ..."

6. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1909)
"•ing 1908 the calcium cyanamide industry was introduced in North tea. ... cyanamide which will be manufactured by the American Cyan- Company is expected to ..."

7. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen, Wm. A. Davis (1913)
"cyanamide. The direct combination of atmospheric nitrogen with earth alkali carbides has created an important and distinct interest in the salts of ..."

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