Rebecca Klein, Frederik Wurm

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Acrylonitrile (vinyl cyanide), CH2=CHCN, which is mainly produced by the reaction of propylene and ammonia, is one of the most important monomers of the polymer industry. Its polymer, polyacrylonitrile (PAN), is important for the production of synthetic fibers. Acrylonitrile in combination with other monomers (mainly butadiene) is also used for the preparation of synthetic rubbers [1-4].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Thermoplastics
EditorsOlagoke Olabisi, Kolapo Adewale
PublisherCRC Press (Taylor & Francis)
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9780429101625
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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