prussic acid

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a solution of hydrogen cyanide in water

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Of course we need to grow crops -- and here is where the industry needs to work with farmers to try to find drought-resistant forms that do not accumulate the different aspects of nitrates and prussic acid.
Summer forage sorghum yield, protein and prussic acid contents as affected by plant density and nitrogen top dressing.
Prussic acid is the aqueous solution of Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 El Greco; 2 A muster; 3 Hydrogen cyanide; 4 The Panama Canal; 5 The Starship Enterprise, in the original Star Trek; 6 The Red Baron; 7 Woden; 8 Scottish country dancing; 9 Nelson; 10 Ten-metre platform.
Suicide: Cyanide, in the form of pure liquid prussic acid (a historical name for hydrogen cyanide), was also a favoured suicide agent of the Third Reich.
The oil is extracted by steam distillation after the nuts have been compressed and macerated in warm water for 24 hours, and it is during this process, that the prussic acid (Hydrocyanic acid) is formed.
While the bitter almond is shaped like its sweet equivalent, it generates potentially lethal hydrogen cyanide, prussic acid, when the raw flesh is damaged.
They learned, too, that adding a little prussic acid to the mixture gave it a greenish hue, and the acid also disguised the distinctive odors of the two main ingredients.
Bear in mind that their fruit contains prussic acid (cyanide) so they should not be planted where children -- or adults
Thus on May 25th, 1945, Herbert Brush 'wonders whether death by prussic acid is very painful' and hopes so 'as Himmler chose this way out' and continues 'My feet were like ice when I went to bed this evening, after listening to Pride and Prejudice on the wireless.
The leaves contain hydrocyanic or prussic acid, a toxic substance.
His explanation that prussic acid gas was used to fumigate the bodies of people who had died from typhoid epidemics --and not to kill people--was derisively rejected as preposterous.
Melmotte drank prussic acid to avoid facing public ruin, which I guess was the Victorian equivalent of a tumble from a private yacht.
He was healthy, yet still he wrote to Trelawney asking the adventurer and boating chum to obtain prussic acid for him 'the golden key to that chamber of perpetual rest', he called it significantly.