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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History and Etymology for phthalonitrile

International Scientific Vocabulary phthal- + nitrile

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“Phthalonitrile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phthalonitrile. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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