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Definitions for acrylamide
əˈkrɪl əˌmaɪd, -mɪdac·ryl·amide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acrylamidenoun

    a white crystalline amide of propenoic acid can damage the nervous system and is carcinogenic in laboratory animals

    "they claimed that acrylamide is produced when certain carbohydrates are baked or fried at high temperatures"


  1. acrylamidenoun

    The amide of acrylic acid, CH=CH.CONH; used in the manufacture of polyacrylamides.


  1. Acrylamide

    Acrylamide (or acrylic amide) is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH2=CHC(O)NH2. It is a white odorless solid, soluble in water and several organic solvents. From the chemistry perspective, acrylamide is a vinyl-substituted primary amide (CONH2). It is produced industrially mainly as a precursor to polyacrylamides, which find many uses as water-soluble thickeners and flocculation agents. Acrylamide forms in burnt areas of food, particularly starchy foods like potatoes, when cooked with high heat, above 120 °C (248 °F). Despite health scares following its discovery in 2002, acrylamide is thought unlikely to be carcinogenic for humans; Cancer Research UK categorized the idea that burnt food causes cancer as a "myth".


  1. acrylamide

    Acrylamide is a white, odorless, crystalline solid substance that is used in many industrial processes, mainly in the production of polyacrylamide and acrylamide copolymers, which are used as water treatment substances. It is also naturally found in some foods, and is considered a potential human carcinogen due to its harmful effects when consumed in large amounts or over a long period of time. In addition, acrylamide is used in the production of dyes, paper, and plastic, and also in the treatment of drinking water and wastewater.


  1. Acrylamide

    Acrylamide is a chemical compound with the chemical formula C3H5NO. Its IUPAC name is prop-2-enamide. It is a white odourless crystalline solid, soluble in water, ethanol, ether, and chloroform. Acrylamide decomposes in the presence of acids, bases, oxidizing agents, iron, and iron salts. It decomposes non-thermally to form ammonia, and thermal decomposition produces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen. Acrylamide is prepared on an industrial scale by the hydrolysis of acrylonitrile by nitrile hydratase. Most acrylamide is used to synthesize polyacrylamides, which find many uses as water-soluble thickeners. These include use in wastewater treatment, gel electrophoresis, papermaking, ore processing, and the manufacture of permanent press fabrics. Some acrylamide is used in the manufacture of dyes and the manufacture of other monomers. Acrylamide is a known lethal neurotoxin and animal carcinogen. Its discovery in some cooked starchy foods in 2002 prompted concerns about the carcinogenicity of those foods.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Acrylamide

    A colorless, odorless, highly water soluble vinyl monomer formed from the hydration of acrylonitrile. It is primarily used in research laboratories for electrophoresis, chromatography, and electron microscopy and in the sewage and wastewater treatment industries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acrylamide in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acrylamide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    Zebrafish were presumably chosen … because they were already known to be vulnerable to acrylamide toxicity, and because their behavioral responses to anxiety are established and consistent — offering a source of both biological and behavioral data.

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