Acrylonitrile meaning

ăkrə-lō-nītrəl, -trēl, -trīl
A colorless, liquid organic compound, C3 H3 N, used in the manufacture of acrylic rubber and fibers.
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A colorless, liquid monomer, H2C:CHCN, boiling at 78°C, that is polymerized to form acrylic resins for acrylic fibers, synthetic rubber, and soil conditioners: a known carcinogen.
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A colorless, poisonous, liquid organic compound having a wide variety of industrial uses, such as in the manufacture of acrylic fibers, resins, and acrylamide. Chemical formula: C3H3N.
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(organic chemistry) A toxic colourless liquid organic compound, CH2=CH.CN, synthesized from propylene and ammonia; used as a monomer in the production of acrylic resins and synthetic rubber.
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Origin of acrylonitrile

  • acryl(ic resin) nitrile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition