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acrylonitrile/ac·ry·lo·ni·trile/ (ak″rĭ-lo-ni´trīl) a colorless halogenated hydrocarbon used in the making of plastics and as a pesticide; its vapors are irritant to the respiratory tract and eyes, may cause systemic poisoning, and are carcinogenic.
AcrylonitrileA flammable, toxic, carcinogenic, and possibly teratogenic volatile liquid, which is absorbed through the skin, lungs and GI mucosa.
Uses Monomer for acrylic fibres, resins, and plastics for home appliances, boats, etc.
acrylonitrileToxicology A flammable, toxic, carcinogenic and volatile liquid, which is absorbed through the skin, lungs and GI mucosa Uses Monomer for acrylic fibers, resins, and plastics for home appliances, boats, etc; acrylonitrile may be teratogenic in rats at levels that are maternally toxic; reproductive risk is uncertain
C3H3N; a toxic compound used in making plastics. Synonym: vinyl cyanide