acetone cyanohydrin

noun

: a colorless liquid (CH3)2C(OH)CN made from acetone and hydrogen cyanide and used in organic synthesis especially of esters of methacrylic acid; α-hydroxy-isobutyro-nitrile

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetone cyanohydrin was in 1906

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“Acetone cyanohydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetone%20cyanohydrin. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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