acetonitrile
Methyl cyanide; a colorless fluid of aromatic odor, soluble in water and alcohol.

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ace·to·ni·trile .as-ə-tō-'nī-trəl, ə-'sēt-ō-, -.trēl n the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid usu. made by dehydration of acetamide and used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent called also methyl cyanide

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ac·e·to·ni·trile (as″ə-to-niґtrīl) a colorless liquid with an ethereal odor used as an extractant, solvent, and chemical intermediate; when it is ingested or inhaled one of its metabolic products is inorganic cyanide.

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  • acetonitrile — Nitrile Ni trile (? or ?), n. [See {Nitro }.] (Chem.) Any one of a series of compounds bearing the cyanide radical ({ CN}); particularly, one of those cyanides of alcohol radicals which, by boiling with acids or alkalies, produce a carboxyl acid …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acetonitrile — acetonitrilas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃CN atitikmenys: angl. acetonitrile; methyl cyanide rus. ацетонитрил; цианистый метил ryšiai: sinonimas – etannitrilas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • acetonitrile — noun Date: circa 1869 the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acetonitrile — /as i toh nuy tril, treel, euh see toh /, n. Chem. a colorless, poisonous, water soluble liquid, C2H3N, having an etherlike odor: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent. Also called methyl cyanide. [1865 70; ACETO + NITRILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • acetonitrile — noun The simplest organic cyanide or nitrile, CHCN. Syn: methyl cyanide …   Wiktionary

  • acetonitrile — [əˌsi:tə(ʊ) nʌɪtrʌɪl, ˌasɪtəʊ ] noun Chemistry a toxic odoriferous liquid, used as a solvent in high performance liquid chromatography …   English new terms dictionary

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