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Alfa Aesar™ Acetonitrile, 99%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Acetonitrile
CAS 75-05-8
Molecular Formula C2H3N
Linear Formula CH3CN
Formula Weight 41.05g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00001878
UN Number UN1648
Beilstein 741857
Merck Index 14,70
Synonym Methyl cyanide; Cyanomethane
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Boiling Point 80° to 82°C
Melting Point −48°C
Flash Point 5°C (41°F)
Quantity 500mL
Odor Pungent
Chemical Name or Material Acetonitrile
CAS 75-05-8
Assay 99%
Molecular Formula C2H3N
Linear Formula CH3CN
Formula Weight 41.05g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00001878
UN Number UN1648
Beilstein 741857
Merck Index 14,70
Synonym Methyl cyanide; Cyanomethane
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H225-H302-H312-H332-H319
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes serious eye irritation.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P403+P235-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: ACETONITRILE
RTECS Number AL7700000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Acetonitrile is utilized as a polar aprotic solvent in organic synthesis, and in the purification of butadiene. It is used in all the analytical laboratories as a major component of mobile phase in High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and in Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS). It is used for the extraction of fatty acids, spinning fibers and casting and molding of plastic materials. Aqueous two-phase systems based on acetonitrile and carbohydrates play an important character in the extraction and purification of biomolecules called vanillins. It acts as a stabilizer for the chlorinated solvents, and finds use in the production of DNA oligonucleotides.

Solubility
Miscible with water, alcohols, ethers, acetone, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and ethylene chloride. Immiscible with saturated hydrocarbons (petroleum fractions).

Notes
Incompatible with alkali metals, acids, bases, reducing agents and oxidizing agents. Highly flammable. Store it away from heat, sparks, and flame exposure.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P403+P235-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H225-H302-H312-H332-H319
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes serious eye irritation.