Wagner, Frank Technical Center, Celanese Chemical Company, Corpus Christi, Texas.
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An explosive, poisonous, flammable liquid, boiling at 77.3°C (171°F), partly soluble in water. The formula CH2 CH C N indicates it may be regarded as vinyl cyanide, and its systematic name is 2-propenonitrile. Acrylonitrile is prepared by ammoxidation of propylene, according to the reaction below, over various
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