ALL meanings of acrylonitrile

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  • noun acrylonitrile a colourless liquid that is miscible with water and has toxic fumes: used in the manufacture of acrylic fibres and resins, rubber, and thermoplastics. Formula: CH2:CHCN 3
  • noun acrylonitrile 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 3
  • noun acrylonitrile A pungent, toxic liquid, used in making artificial fibers and other polymers. 1
  • noun acrylonitrile a colorless, flammable, poisonous, carcinogenic liquid, C 3 H 3 N, used for the production of polymers and copolymers, as rubbers, fibers, and clear plastics for beverage containers. 1
  • noun acrylonitrile (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. 0
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