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There is an unlinked chinese article for nitrile, with no other-language links on it's own page, and not linked to from the other-language links on the english page. The nitrile chinese article is %E8%85%88. 20:59, 7 November 2006 (UTC)


please add a permeability table for various chemicals to various gloves: latex, nitrile, pvc, etc.

please consider adding an article on the nitrile glove[edit]

nitrile glove deserves it's own article.


probably,nitrile is triply bonded nitrogen.remove carbon from cyanide group to get is derived from amino.removing a H atom in amino gives imine,remove another H from imine to get nitrile. so,cyanide has a carbon[-CN],while nitrile[triple bond N]does not.-- (talk) 19:03, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

nitrile structure[edit]

the above article could be correct.that is how methyl cyanide becomes ethane nitrile in iupac. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sarvodayaharish (talkcontribs) 19:09, 4 July 2009 (UTC)


Do we need three separate articles: Cyanide, Cyano radical, Nitrile? Please discuss. Biscuittin (talk) 19:38, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Yes! we do need three separate articles : cyanide is inorganic, nitrile is organic and the radical is outer space V8rik (talk) 20:56, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
    • While the value of the distinct subtopics may merit multiple articles, typical Wikipedia readers would benefit from an umbrella article to clearly identify and distinguish the subtopics, as the distinctions between organic versus inorganic contexts, for example, are not intuitively obvious to those unfamiliar with chemistry. ENeville (talk) 15:27, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Too technical[edit]

The intro refers to a -CN group as both nitrile and cyano- without clearly distinguishing the two. There is reference to organic versus inorganic contexts, but then a sentence like "The prefix cyano- is used in chemical nomenclature to indicate the presence of a -CN group in a molecule." seems to conflate the two. It's important to clearly state how the intances differ and how they don't: e.g. are the structures of the groups identical but named differently only as a result of the oganic/inorganic context? ENeville (talk) 15:27, 2 April 2011 (UTC)


Is there a need for a section on safety of nitriles? John a s (talk) 07:55, 5 April 2013 (UTC)