Definition of adiponitrile in English:

adiponitrile

Pronunciation /ˌadɪpə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtrʌɪl/

noun

Chemistry
  • An organic liquid nitrile derived from adipic acid, used primarily in the manufacture of nylon.

    Systematic name: 1,4-dicyanobutane; NC·C₄H₈·CN.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From adipo- + nitrile.