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Nitrile Occurrence and Uses

One of the most common occurrences of nitriles is in Nitrile rubber.  Nitrile rubber is a synthetic copolymer of acrylonitrile and butadiene.  This form of rubber is highly resistant to chemicals and is used to make protective gloves, hoses and seals.

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Prof. Steven Farmer (Sonoma State University)