Acrylonitrile is used in the manufacture of resins, acrylonitrile butadiene-styrene, acrylic fibers, styrene-acrylonitrile and nitrile rubbers (butadiene-acrylonitrile). An industrial carcinogen that is a multisite carcinogen in rats and possibly carcinogenic to humans.
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