A substance used to make plastics, rubber, and textiles. Being exposed to acrylonitrile may increase the risk of developing certain cancers, such as lung, brain, or prostate cancer.

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  • Acrylonitrile — Acrylonitrile …   Wikipedia

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  • acrylonitrile — ● acrylonitrile nom masculin Composé CH2≅CH― C―N obtenu à partir du propylène et qui est un des principaux monomères industriels. ● acrylonitrile (synonymes) nom masculin Composé CH 2 ≅CH― C―N obtenu à partir du propylène... Synonymes : nitrile… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acrylonitrile — n. 1. a colorless liquid compound ({H2C:CH.CN}); used as raw material for acrylic fibers, and as a solvent. Syn: vinyl cyanide, cyanoethylene, 2 propenenitrile [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrylonitrile — [ak΄rə lō nī′tril] n. [< ACRYL(IC) + O + NITRILE] a colorless, liquid monomer, H2C:CHCN, boiling at 78°C, that is polymerized to form acrylic resins for acrylic fibers, synthetic rubber, and soil conditioners: a known carcinogen …   English World dictionary

  • acrylonitrile — akrilnitrilas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₂=CHCN atitikmenys: angl. acrylonitrile; vinyl cyanide rus. акрилонитрил; винилцианид; нитрил акриловой кислоты ryšiai: sinonimas – propennitrilas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • acrylonitrile — noun Etymology: acrylic + o + nitrile Date: 1893 a colorless volatile flammable liquid nitrile C3H3N used chiefly in organic synthesis and for polymerization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acrylonitrile — /ak reuh loh nuy tril, treel, truyl/, n. Chem. a colorless, flammable, poisonous, carcinogenic liquid, C3H3N, used for the production of polymers and copolymers, as rubbers, fibers, and clear plastics for beverage containers. [1890 95; ACRYL(IC)… …   Universalium

  • acrylonitrile — noun A toxic colourless liquid organic compound, CH=CH.CN, synthesized from propylene and ammonia; used as a monomer in the production of acrylic resins and synthetic rubber …   Wiktionary

  • acrylonitrile — ac·ry·lo·ni·trile .ak rə lō nī trəl, .trēl n a colorless volatile flammable liquid nitrile C3H3N used chiefly in organic synthesis and for polymerization * * * ac·ry·lo·ni·trile (ak″rə lo niґtrīl) a colorless halogenated… …   Medical dictionary