- any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula RC≡N.
Origin of nitrile
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Contemporary Examples of nitrile
I spent an hour sprinting to four drug stores, three of which were sold out of the blue non-latex Nitrile gloves I sought.The Last Erotic Massage
May 21, 2009
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This compound combines with hydrocyanic acid to form a nitrile which hydrolyses to dichlor-hydroxy iso-butyric acid.
This process is the exact reverse of the nitrile synthesis, described above.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
- any one of a class of organic compounds containing the monovalent group -CNAlso called (not in technical usage): cyanide
- An organic cyanide containing a CN group.
- An organic compound, such as acrylonitrile, containing the cyanide group CN. Nitriles are typically colorless solids or liquids and have a distinctive smell.