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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Lab experiments indicate that conditions producing methyl cyanide also lead to simple sugars.
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.
cyanomethane--ethanenitrile--ethyl nitrile--methanecarbonitrile-- methyl cyanide