acetonitrile

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acetonitrile

(əˌsiːtəʊˈnaɪtrɪl)
n
a colourless organic chemical, CH3CN, used chiefly as a solvent
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A vapor of hydrogen cyanide, methyl cyanide and cyanoacetylene swirls around the star MWC 480, about 460 light-years away in the constellation Auriga.
Radio telescope observations showed the disc surrounding the million-year-old star MWC 480 to be "brimming" with the complex carbon-based molecule methyl cyanide.
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