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[ad-uh-poh-nahy-tril, -treel, -trahyl] /ˌæd ə poʊˈnaɪ trɪl, -tril, -traɪl/
noun, Chemistry
a colorless liquid, C 6 H 8 N 2 , used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of nylon.
Origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • adiponitrile may irritate or burn the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.
  • AN is used to produce adiponitrile, a nylon intermediate, and acrylamide.

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