Definition of acrylonitrile in English:


Syllabification: ac·ry·lo·ni·trile
Pronunciation: /ˌakrəlōˈnītril, -trēl, -trīl


  • A pungent, toxic liquid, used in making artificial fibers and other polymers.
    • The nitrile of acrylic acid: chemical formula: CH2=CHCN
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    • 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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