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Nitrile Occurrence and Uses

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  • 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)

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