Noun Acrylamide Definition and Examples







A colourless crystalline solid which readily forms water-soluble polymers.
  1. 'Further, for the case of acrylamide, the polymerization was roughly twice as fast under nitrogen as in air.'
  2. 'Recent reports about a chemical called acrylamide, found in carbohydrate-rich foods, may give some scientific credence to an uncooked diet.'

noun, Chemistry.

1. a colorless, odorless, toxic crystalline compound, C 3 H 5 NO, soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used in the synthesis of polyacrylamide and other organic materials, as textile fibers, in the processing of ore, and in the treatment of sewage.

Late 19th century: from acrylic + amide.

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