from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless compound, SC(NH2)2, prepared by the fusion of ammonium thiocyanate. It crystallizes in thick rhombic prisms, melts at 172° C, and is also called sulpho-urea, sulphocarbamide, and more correctly
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Aniline combines directly with alkyl iodides to form secondary and tertiary amines; boiled with carbon disulphide it gives sulphocarbanilide (diphenyl thio-urea), CS (NHC_ H_ ) _ , which may be decomposed into phenyl mustard-oil, C_ H_ CNS, and triphenyl guanidine, C_ H_ N: C (NHC_ H_ ) _ .
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1 Various
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