[ as-i-toh-nahy-tril, -treel, uh-see-toh- ]
/ ˌæs ɪ toʊˈnaɪ trɪl, -tril, əˌsi toʊ- /
a colorless, poisonous, water-soluble liquid, C2H3N, having an etherlike odor: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent.
- acetone body,
Origin of acetonitrile
Also called methyl cyanide.
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