phthalonitrile

noun phthal·o·nitrile \ ¦thalō+ \

Definition of phthalonitrile

: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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Origin and Etymology of phthalonitrile

International Scientific Vocabulary phthal- + nitrile


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