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acrylamide Line breaks: acryl|amide
Pronunciation: /əˈkrɪləmʌɪd/

Definition of acrylamide in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless crystalline solid which readily forms water-soluble polymers.
Example sentences
  • For the occupational toxicants acrylamide and 1,3-butadiene a genetic risk assessment was performed based on heritable translocation data.
  • Further, for the case of acrylamide, the polymerization was roughly twice as fast under nitrogen as in air.
  • The gel is a thin slab of acrylamide polymerized between two glass plates.


Late 19th century: from acrylic + amide.

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