Alfa Aesar™ Acetonitrile, 99%
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.
Miscible with water, alcohols, ethers, acetone, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and ethylene chloride. Immiscible with saturated hydrocarbons (petroleum fractions).
Incompatible with alkali metals, acids, bases, reducing agents and oxidizing agents. Highly flammable. Store it away from heat, sparks, and flame exposure.
|Flash Point||5°C (41°F)|
|Boiling Point||80°C to 82°C|
|Solubility Information||Miscible with water,alcohols,ethers,acetone,chloroform,carbon tetrachloride and ethylene chloride. Immiscible with saturated hydrocarbons (petroleum fractions).|
|Chemical Name or Material||Acetonitrile|
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GHS H Statement
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes serious eye irritation.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: ACETONITRILE
EINECSNumber : 200-835-2
RTECSNumber : AL7700000
TSCA : Yes
Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures