hydrogen cyanide


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a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid that smells like bitter almonds

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When they examined satellite measurements, the researchers detected significant amounts of hydrogen cyanide throughout the lower atmosphere and up into the stratosphere over the monsoon region.
According to Ruiz Bermejo, Prussian blue "could act as a carbon concentrator in the prebiotic hydrosphere, and that its wet decomposition in anoxic conditions could liberate hydrogen cyanide and cyanogen, with the subsequent formation of organic molecules and iron oxides".
Understanding [that] air is the only line of defense to hydrogen cyanide exposure should be the only incentive required to embrace air management protocols.
Hydrogen cyanide is a component of adenine, which is a basic element of DNA.
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As the nation's leading authority on fire smoke, the CPTC developed this day-long training program to teach firefighters the fundamental facts about hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke, how it impacts the body, how to efficiently and effectively use and wear air, and the importance of removing hydrogen cyanide from their skin and personal protective equipment following every fire or at the very least, at the end of a shift.
The company had been using hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, formaldehyde, and hydrochloric acid to create a needed amino acid.
When hydrogen cyanide is inhaled, it quickly enters the bloodstream through the lungs and rapidly enters cells where it deactivates an important enzyme in cell respiration, and prevents the cells from using oxygen.
PITTSBURGH, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger, a leading international company in the fields of safety and medical technology, will sponsor a webinar for firefighters and first responders on the dangers and long-term effect of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and carbon monoxide (CO).
In particular, he reasoned that a few comets might contain slightly lower concentrations of two compounds commonly found in high abundance in these solar system bodies--molecular carbon and cyanogen, a daughter product of either hydrocarbon dust grains or hydrogen cyanide.
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 known chemical compounds, including carbon monoxide, ammonia, formaldehyde, and hydrogen cyanide.
Laminates, foam cushions, mattresses and bedding made of synthetics, plastics, acrylics - emit hydrogen cyanide during the combustion process," said Longerich.
This mechanism, he says, may explain the deaths that can't be attributed to heat, flames or inhalation of deadly levels of known toxins such as hydrogen cyanide or carbon monoxide.
3-1 Production situation of Hydrogen cyanide in China Table I-3.
Today we have laminates, foam cushions, mattresses, plastics, and acrylics - all which emit hydrogen cyanide during the combustion process.