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- n. the univalent radical -N=C=O (tautomeric with cyanate), and any of its hydrocarbyl derivatives R-N=C=O
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- n. A salt of isocyanic acid.
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- n. a salt or ester of isocyanic acid
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The blast involved the chemical methyl isocyanate, which is used to produce pesticides.
An explosion in the Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India, released a deadly gas called methyl isocyanate, which is used to make pesticides.
Fire crews identified one chemical involved as isocyanate, which is commonly used in vehicle paint and can cause asthma.
An April 21, 2009 memo by the staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee concluded that, had the Bayer accident involved a 37,000-pound tank of methyl isocyanate (MIC) located just 80 feet from the blast, the accident could have "eclipsed the 1984 [Bhopal] disaster in India."
An April 21, 2009, memo by the staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee concluded that, had the Bayer accident involved a 37,000-pound tank of methyl isocyanate (MIC) located just 80 feet from the blast, the accident could have "eclipsed the 1984 [Bhopal] disaster in India."
On December 3rd, 1984, in Bhopal, India, a leak from a methyl isocyanate gas tank in a Union Carbide plant sent out a dense poisonous cloud that killed 23,000 people — many of them that night, others soon after.
Just after midnight on December 3, 1984, tens of thousands of pounds of methyl isocyanate, a highly toxic gas used in chemical manufacturing, were released into the air over the area.
Mahindra was chairman of Union Carbide in India when deadly plumes of the gas methyl isocyanate began leaking out of a pesticide factory shortly after midnight on Dec. 3, 1984.
"There were a number of design defects and other criminally negligent operational practices which resulted in the leakage of [methyl isocyanate] and these were in the knowledge of the management and were deliberately ignored for commercial reasons," said the CBI in a statement Monday.
For arguments similar to the ones that Reich & Co. are deploying, the Indian government took it upon itself to deal with Union Carbide -- the company responsible for releasing methyl isocyanate into a densely populated town, killing up to 20,000 and injuring about half a million.