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Potassium cyanide

potassium cyanide

(Science: chemical) potassium cyanide (k(cn)). A highly poisonous compound that is an inhibitor of many metabolic processes, but has been shown to be an especially potent inhibitor of haem enzymes and haemproteins. It is used in many industrial processes.

Pharmacological action: enzyme inhibitors, poisons.

Chemical name: Potassium cyanide (K(CN))


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I think it depends on what salt that you're pouring in. If you pour cyanide salt (i.e. potassium cyanide, KCN) into the yeast, I can say that it really blocks the last electron acceptor ...

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... toxic chemical and/or biological agents, for example, blood agents, cyanide, pesticides (methyl parathion, for example) and herbicides (DCMU, ... agents. EXAMPLE II FIG. 2 is an illustration of the detection of potassium cyanide (KCN), a well known poison. The experimental protocol was ...

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