Noun Acrylonitrile Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acrylonitrile

Pronunciation:

/ˌakrɪlə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtrʌɪl/

Definition:
1.

noun

A pungent, toxic liquid, used in making artificial fibres and other polymers.
  1. 'The present invention relates to a new fluidized-bed catalyst used in a process of propylene ammoxidation to acrylonitrile.'
  2. 'Further research led to the development of a fiber Vinyon N, which is a copolymer of vinyl chloride with acrylonitrile.'


noun, Chemistry.

1. 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.


Examples:

"acrylonitriles can be from ammoxidations."


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