Adjective "acrylamide" definition and examples

(Acrylamide may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈkrɪləmʌɪd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A colourless crystalline solid which readily forms water-soluble polymers.
  1. 'The gel is a thin slab of acrylamide polymerized between two glass plates.'
  2. 'Recent reports about a chemical called acrylamide, found in carbohydrate-rich foods, may give some scientific credence to an uncooked diet.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"monomers can be acrylamide."

Origin

Late 19th century: from acrylic + amide.