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Also known as MeCN (methyl cyanide)

H.S.Code 29269000 CAS No. 75-05-8
Molecular Formula CH3CN Molecular Weight 41.05
Physical state at 20 °C Liquid Refractive index 1.339
Odour Aromatic odor Solubility in water Miscible
Density 0.783 g/cm3 Flash point 42 °F
pH value Melting Point -45 °C

About Acetonitrile

Acetonitrile is the chemical compound with the formula CH3CN. This colourless liquid is the simplest organic nitrile which is produced mainly as a byproduct of acrylonitrile manufacture.

Acetonitrile is used mainly as a solvent in the purification of butadiene in refineries. In the laboratory, it is used as a medium-polarity solvent that is miscible with water and a range of organic solvents. It is widely used in battery applications because of its relatively high dielectric constant and ability to dissolve electrolytes. Industrially, it is used as a solvent for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and photographic film.

Acetonitrile Molecular Image

Acetonitrile Specifications

Packaging 500 ml, 1 Litre, 2.5 Litre
Form Liquid
Colour Colourless
Grade LR / GR / Dried / Gradient Elution / PRA / Specially Dried AR
Class 3
Storage Store in well-ventilated place
Shelf Life Limited shelf life
Acetonitrile Bottle

500 ml