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acetonitrile

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noun ace·to·ni·trile \ə-ˌsē-tō-ˈnī-trəl, ˌa-sə-tō-, -ˌtrī(-ə)l\

Definition of acetonitrile

  1. :  the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent



1848

First Known Use of acetonitrile

1848


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noun ace·to·ni·trile \ˌas-ə-tō-ˈnī-trəl, ə-ˈsēt-ō-, -ˌtrēl\

Medical Definition of acetonitrile

  1. :  the colorless liquid nitrile CH3CN of acetic acid usually made by dehydration of acetamide and used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent—called also methyl cyanide




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