Meaning of ACRYLONITRILE in English

|akrə(ˌ)lōˈnī.trə̇l; -.ˌtrēl, -īl noun

( -s )

Etymology: acryl ic + -o- + nitrile

: a colorless volatile flammable liquid nitrile CH 2 . CHCN soluble in most organic solvents that is usually made by reaction of hydrogen cyanide with acetylene or with ethylene oxide with subsequent dehydration of the ethylene cyanohydrin formed and that is used chiefly in organic synthesis (as in cyanoethylation), as an insecticide, and as a raw material for polymerizations especially to synthetic rubbers (as nitrile rubbers) and acrylic fibers — called also vinyl cyanide

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