acrylonitrile


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Acrylonitrile

A 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.

acrylonitrile

Toxicology 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

acrylonitrile

(ak?ri-lo-ni'tril, trel?)
C3H3N; a toxic compound used in making plastics. Synonym: vinyl cyanide
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The long fibers (12 to 38 mm) include thermoplastic polyurethanes, polypropylene, nylon-based polymers, polystyrene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, styrene acrylonitrile, polyethersulfone, polyetherimide, polyphenylene sulfide, polyetheretherketone, and polyetherketone fibers.
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