Meade, Thomas J. Division of Biology, Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
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A compound containing the SCN group, typically a salt or ester of thiocyanic acid (HSCN). Thiocyanates are bonded through the sulfur(s) and have the structure RSCN. They are isomeric with the isothiocyanates, RNCS, which are the sulfur analogs of isocyanates (NCO). The thiocyanates may be viewed as structural analogs of the cyanates (OCN), where the oxygen (O) atom is replaced by a sulfur atom.
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