: a crystalline compound C6H4(CN)2 made usually by heating phthalic anhydride and ammonia under dehydrating conditions and used chiefly in making phthalocyanines

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International Scientific Vocabulary phthal- + nitrile

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“Phthalonitrile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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