Definition of acetonitrile in English:

acetonitrile

Syllabification: ac·e·to·ni·trile
Pronunciation: /ˌasitōˈnītril, -trēl, əˌsētō-
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A toxic odoriferous liquid, used as a solvent in high-performance liquid chromatography.
    • Alternative name: methyl cyanide; chemical formula: CH3CN
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    • We have also carried out measurements with mixtures of water and acetonitrile, a solvent that is a hydrogen bond acceptor.
    • The organic solvents used in the present study were n-butanol, acetonitrile, methanol, n-propanol, isopropanol, and isobutanol.
    • The mycotoxin then can be eluted from the column by washing with an organic solvent such as methanol or acetonitrile.

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