Ferrocyanide Fer`ro*cy"a*nide (? or ?; 104), n. [Ferro- + cyanide.] (Chem.) One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron and some other base. [1913 Webster]

{Potassium ferrocyanide} (Chem.), yellow prussiate of potash; a tough, yellow, crystalline salt, {K4(CN)6Fe}, the starting point in the manufacture of almost all cyanogen compounds, and the basis of the ferric ferrocyanate, prussian blue. It is obtained by strongly heating together potash, scrap iron, and animal matter containing nitrogen, as horn, leather, blood, etc., in iron pots. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ferrocyanide — is the name of the anion Fe(CN)64−. In aqueous solutions, this coordination complex is relatively unreactive. It is usually available as the potassium salt potassium ferrocyanide, which has the formula K4Fe(CN)6. Coordination chemistry [Fe(CN)6]… …   Wikipedia

  • ferrocyanide — [fer΄ōsī′ə nīd΄, fer΄ō sī′ənid΄] n. a salt of ferrocyanic acid, H4Fe(CN) 6, containing the tetravalent negative radical Fe(CN) 6, in which the iron is divalent …   English World dictionary

  • ferrocyanide — noun Date: circa 1826 1. the tetravalent anion Fe(CN)64 2. a compound containing the ferrocyanide anion; especially the salt K4Fe(CN)6 used in making blue pigments (as Prussian blue) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ferrocyanide — /fer oh suy euh nuyd , nid/, n. Chem. a salt of ferrocyanic acid, as potassium ferrocyanide, K4Fe(CN)6. [1835 45; FERRO + CYANIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferrocyanide — A compound containing the anion Fe(CN)64− . * * * fer·ro·cy·a·nide .fer ō sī ə .nīd n 1) the tetravalent anion Fe(CN)64 2) a compound containing the ferrocyanide anion esp the salt K4Fe(CN)6 used in making blue pigments (as Prussian blue) …   Medical dictionary

  • ferrocyanide — fer•ro•cy•a•nide [[t]ˌfɛr oʊˈsaɪ əˌnaɪd, nɪd[/t]] n. chem. a salt of ferrocyanic acid, as potassium ferrocyanide, K4Fe(CN)6 • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • ferrocyanide — noun salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate • Hypernyms: ↑salt • Hyponyms: ↑potassium ferrocyanide, ↑yellow prussiate of potash …   Useful english dictionary

  • ferrocyanide — noun a) any of various salts containing the tetravalent anion Fe(CN); used in making blue pigments b) a complex ion in which a central ferrous iron atom is surrounded by six cyanide ions …   Wiktionary

  • Ferrocyanide — Ферроцианид …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • ferrocyanide — n. (Chem.) Ferroprussiate, ferrocyanate …   New dictionary of synonyms

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