Adjective "acrylonitrile" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˌakrɪlə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtrʌɪl/

Definitions and examples

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. 'It is a polymer of carboxylated butadiene and acrylonitrile, and it first was introduced as an industrial glove.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"styrenes can be acrylonitrile."

"processes can be acrylonitrile."

"plants can be acrylonitrile."

"prices can be acrylonitrile."

"markets can be acrylonitrile."

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