Definition of acrylonitrile in English:

acrylonitrile

Line breaks: acrylo|nitrile
Pronunciation: /ˌakrɪlə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtrʌɪl
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A pungent, toxic liquid, used in making artificial fibres and other polymers.
  • The nitrile of acrylic acid; chemical formula: CH2CHCN
More example sentences
  • Further research led to the development of a fiber Vinyon N, which is a copolymer of vinyl chloride with acrylonitrile.
  • After hydrogenation, each of the four new amines on the ends of the molecule can react with acrylonitrile, resulting in eight new ends.
  • It is a polymer of carboxylated butadiene and acrylonitrile, and it first was introduced as an industrial glove.

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