a colorless, odorless, toxic crystalline compound, C 3 H 5 NO, soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used in the synthesis of and other organic materials, as textile fibers, in the processing of ore, and in the treatment of sewage.
A chemical compound that is derived from acrylic acid and easily forms polymers. Acrylamide is used in synthetic fibers and sewage treatment and as a medium in electrophoresis, especially to separate macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Chemical formula: C3H5NO.
a salt or ester of an .
- Acrylic resin
any of a group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerizing the esters of amides of acrylic or methacrylic acid: used chiefly where transparency is desired, as in the methacrylate resins Lucite and Plexiglas. noun any of a group of polymers or copolymers of acrylic acid, its esters, or amides, used as synthetic rubbers, textiles, paints, […]
a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word, as Wac from Women’s Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation. a set of initials representing a name, organization, or the […]
- Acrylic acid
a colorless, corrosive liquid, C 3 H 4 O 2 , having an acrid odor, usually derived from acrolein by oxidation: used especially in the synthesis of acrylic resins. noun a colourless corrosive pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of acrylic resins. Formula: CH2:CHCOOH Systematic name propenoic acid acrylic acid A colorless, […]