Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Methyl cyanide, CH3CN, the nitrile of acetic acid. It is a liquid which boils at 81.6°C.

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  • noun organic chemistry The simplest organic cyanide or nitrile, CH3CN.

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Examples

  • Try nail polish remover, particularly the kind with acetone instead of acetonitrile.

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  • Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn have detected for the first time a molecule closely related to an amino acid: amino acetonitrile.

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  • Since the search for glycine has turned out to be extremely difficult, a chemically related molecule was searched for, amino acetonitrile NH2CH2CN, probably a direct precursor of glycine.

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  • Finding amino acetonitrile has greatly extended our insight into the chemistry of dense, hot star-forming regions.

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  • Since the search for glycine has turned out to be extremely difficult, a chemically related molecule was searched for, amino acetonitrile NH2CH2CN, probably a direct precursor of glycine.

    New Organic Molecule Discovered in Space

  • Finding amino acetonitrile has greatly extended our insight into the chemistry of dense, hot star-forming regions.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn have detected for the first time a molecule closely related to an amino acid: amino acetonitrile.

    New Organic Molecule Discovered in Space

  • Dry lysergic acid is suspended in a suitable vehicle as acetonitrile, and the suspension is cooled to about -15 C. or -20 C.

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  • The acetonitrile solution containing mixed anhydride is added to 150 ml. of acetonitrile containing 7.6 g. of diethylamine.

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  • The acetonitrile is evaporated, and the residue treated with chloroform and water as described in Example Two.

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