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This type 6 purple nitrile glove is used to protect hands from liquid chemicals.

This type 6 purple nitrile glove is used to protect hands from liquid chemicals.

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Definition: A nitrile is an organic compound containing the -C≡N functional group.

-C≡N is also known as a nitrile functional group.

Nitrile compounds commonly contain the prefix cyano- in their names.
Examples:
Hydrogen cyanide is a nitrile compound.
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