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α,α′-Azoisobutyronitrile, Azobisisobutyronitrile, Free radical initiator, AIBN
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102-104 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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25, 100 g in poly bottle


Free radical initiator


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Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Self-react. C

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4.1A - Other explosive hazardous materials



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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

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  3. At what temperature does Product 441090, 2,2´-Azobis(2-methylpropionitrile)98% AIBN, give off free radicals?

    Free radicals will given off at temperatures above 40oC.  Thermal decomposition of the product gives off free radicals which makes this an efficient polymerization initiator.

  4. What is Product 441090, 2,2´-Azobis(2-methylpropionitrile) 98% AIBN soluble in?

    Per the the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 13th Edition, it is soluble in methanol 1.8g / 100ml at 0oC, 4.96g / 100ml at 20oC, and 16.06g / 100ml at 40oC.  It is also soluble in ethanol 0.5g / 100ml at 0oC, 2.04g / 100ml at 20oC, and 7.15g / 100ml at 40oC. Please Note:  Dissolving this product in acetone results in a violent reaction and may cause an explosion.

  5. Does Product 441090, 2,2´-Azobis(2-methylpropionitrile) 98% AIBN, contain an inhibitor?

    No, there is no inhibitor added to this product.

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Tetrahedron Letters, 48, 5585-5585 (2007)
Idil Ipek Yilmaz et al.
Macromolecular rapid communications, 33(9), 856-862 (2012-04-21)
Polymers containing maleimide groups on their side chains have been synthesized by utilization of a novel styrenic monomer containing a masked-maleimide unit. AIBN initiated free radical polymerization and reverse addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization was utilized for synthesis of copolymers
Mathieu Le Noir et al.
Journal of separation science, 32(9), 1471-1479 (2009-04-29)
Highly efficient removal of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) such as 17beta-estradiol (E2), 4-nonylphenol (NP) and atrazine from water was achieved using a novel macroporous adsorption medium. The medium consisted of a macroporous poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) cryogel with molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)
K Shivaji Sharma et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 24(23), 13581-13590 (2008-11-05)
A novel class of nonionic amphipols (NAPols) designed to handle membrane proteins in aqueous solutions has been synthesized, and its solution properties have been examined. These were synthesized through free radical cotelomerization of glucose-based hydrophilic and amphiphilic monomers derived from
Lianghui Liu et al.
Organic letters, 14(22), 5692-5695 (2012-10-31)
In the presence of a catalytic amount of radical initiator AIBN, primary amines are oxidatively coupled to imines and tertiary amines are cyanated to α-aminonitriles. These "metal-free" aerobic oxidative coupling reactions may find applications in a wide range of "green"


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