vinyl cyanide


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Noun1.vinyl cyanide - a colorless liquid unsaturated nitrile made from propenevinyl cyanide - a colorless liquid unsaturated nitrile made from propene
cyanide, nitril, nitrile - any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
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The graft copolymer is prepared by graft-polymerizing an aromatic alkenyl and a vinyl cyanide onto a rubber polymer.
The liquid, also commonly known as vinyl cyanide, is hazardous, inflammable, potentially cancer-causing, can be fatal if inhaled or swallowed and can cause lasting damage to the environment.
There is the story floating around the rubber industry that when the desperate search for a synthetic replacement of natural rubber was instituted at the onset of WWII, it was found that vinyl cyanide would copolymerize with butadiene to give the sought-for properties.