2-Cyano-2-methylpropionamide is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C5H8N2O. It is also known by other names such as N-Cyanosuccinimide and Methacrylamide.

This compound is an amide derivative with a cyano group (-CN) and a methyl group attached to the carbon atom adjacent to the carbonyl group. It is commonly used in organic synthesis as a monomer in the production of various polymers, particularly in the synthesis of copolymers. Additionally, it finds applications as a chemical intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

Due to its ability to form polymers, 2-cyano-2-methylpropionamide is utilized in the manufacturing of adhesives, coatings, and sealants. It also serves as a building block in the synthesis of specialty chemicals and materials.