vinylidene dinitrile

variants: or vinylidene cyanide

Definition of vinylidene dinitrile

: a compound CH2=C(CN)2 made from acetic acid and hydrogen cyanide and used chiefly in making nytril fibers

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“Vinylidene dinitrile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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