An artificial tricyanate crystal

Tricyanate was a purple crystalline substance. It was toxic to humanoids. It was also generally considered expensive to produce.

Tricyanate occurred naturally on the planet Beta Agni II. In 2366, some contamination was found in the water supply of Beta Agni's colony. It was found that there was also non-naturally occurring tricyanate, which was later found out to be the work of Zibalian trader Kivas Fajo. When suspecting sabotage, Beverly Crusher theorized that using tricyanate allowed the act to appear to be a natural disaster. (TNG: "The Most Toys")

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