cyanoethylation


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cyanoethylation

[¦sī·ə·nō‚e·thə′lā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
A chemical reaction involving the addition of acrylonitrile to compounds with a reactive hydrogen.
(textiles)
Treating cotton fibers with acrylonitrile and caustic soda to improve dyeing, rot-resistance, and strength characteristics.
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Acrylonitrile was used to carry out the cyanoethylation reaction with sodium hydroxide as the catalyst.
In another study of cyanoethylation of wood pulp and cotton results that wood pulp was more reactive because of a lower degree of polymerization (92).
The chemical modification of cellulose fibers surface by acetylation, cyanoethylation, peroxide treatment, iso-cyanates sizing, and so on, as well as the treatment with various coupling agents has been tested to improve wood fiber-matrix adhesion [15].