Definition of propionitrile in English:

propionitrile

Pronunciation /ˌprəʊpɪə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtrʌɪl/ /ˌprəʊpɪə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtrɪl/

noun

Chemistry
  • A highly poisonous, colourless liquid with a sweetish odour, used especially in organic synthesis; ethyl cyanide.

    Formula: CH₃CH₂CN.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Gregory (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator.