acetonitrile

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acetonitrile

[‚as·ə·tō′nī‚tril]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CN A colorless liquid soluble in water; used in organic synthesis.
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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.
In addition to aerosols such as smoke and soot, fire-fueled clouds inject unusually large quantities of chemically reactive gases such as carbon monoxide, methyl cyanide and hydrogen cyanide into upper layers of the atmosphere, data suggest.