Definition of acrylonitrile in English:

acrylonitrile

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] A pungent, toxic liquid, used in making artificial fibres and other polymers.

    • ‘Further research led to the development of a fiber Vinyon N, which is a copolymer of vinyl chloride with acrylonitrile.’
    • ‘It is a polymer of carboxylated butadiene and acrylonitrile, and it first was introduced as an industrial glove.’
    • ‘After hydrogenation, each of the four new amines on the ends of the molecule can react with acrylonitrile, resulting in eight new ends.’
    • ‘Acrylic fiber is a synthetic fiber polymerized from acrylonitrile, a combination of acrylic resin and nitrile.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to a new fluidized-bed catalyst used in a process of propylene ammoxidation to acrylonitrile.’

Pronunciation:

acrylonitrile

/ˌakrɪlə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtrʌɪl/