ad·​i·​po·​ni·​trile | \ ¦a-də-(ˌ)pō-ˈnī-trəl, ˌtrēl, -ˌtrī(-ə)l\
plural -s

Definition of adiponitrile

: the high-boiling liquid dinitrile NC(CH2)4CN of adipic acid made from 1,4-dichlorobutane and sodium cyanide and used to make the nylon intermediate hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid

called also tetramethylene cyanide

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First Known Use of adiponitrile

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adiponitrile

adip- + nitrile

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