any of a series of esters derived from the acrylic acids.
It forms an addition product with acrylic ester, which on heating loses nitrogen and leaves trimethylene dicarboxylic ester.
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- Acrylic fiber
any of the group of synthetic textile fibers, as Orlon, made by the polymerization of acrylonitrile as the principal component with one or more other monomers. acrylic fiber Any of numerous synthetic fibers polymerized from acrylonitrile.
- Acrylic fibre
noun a textile fibre, such as Orlon or Acrilan, produced from acrylonitrile
of or derived from . . . a paint, prepared especially for artists, in which an serves as a vehicle. a painting done with this type of paint: She sold several acrylics during the show. Contemporary Examples The coat (available in both denim and acrylic) was reportedly created in 2004, though it is still awaiting […]
a colorless, flammable, poisonous, carcinogenic liquid, C 3 H 3 N, used for the production of polymers and copolymers, as rubbers, fibers, and clear plastics for beverage containers. noun a colourless liquid that is miscible with water and has toxic fumes: used in the manufacture of acrylic fibres and resins, rubber, and thermoplastics. Formula: CH2:CHCN […]