Definition of acrylamide in English:

acrylamide

Syllabification: a·cryl·a·mide
Pronunciation: /əˈkriləˌmīd, ˌakrəˈlamīd
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A colorless crystalline solid that readily forms water-soluble polymers.
    • The amide of acrylic acid; chemical formula: CH2=CHCONH2
    More 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.

Origin

late 19th century: from acrylic + amide.

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