isocyanic acid

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an acid known only in the form of its esters

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Isocyanic acid in a global chemistry transport model: tropospheric distribution and budget, and identification of regions with potential health impacts.
This reaction mainly results from interaction between isocyanic acid and proteins (Fig.
Lead researcher Dr Jim Roberts, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado, said: "We found isocyanic acid in a number of places, from air in downtown Los Angeles and air downwind of a Colorado wildfire, to cigarette smoke.
The new finding involves mixing combustion gases with isocyanic acid (HNCO), a gas formed when the nontoxic cyanuric acid, or (HNCO).
Isocyanic acid in the atmosphere and its possible link to smoke-related health effects.
Another nonenzymatic posttranslational modification of proteins is carbamylation, which corresponds to the binding of isocyanic acid to amino groups.