34881

Sigma-Aldrich

Acetonitrile

suitable for HPLC-GC, ≥99.8% (GC)

Synonym(s):
Cyanomethane, Methyl cyanide, ACN, Ethyl nitrile
Linear Formula:
CH3CN
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
41.05
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
741857
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39031501
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.03

Quality Level

vapor density

1.41 (vs air)

vapor pressure

72.8 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.8% (GC)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

973 °F

expl. lim.

16 %

application(s)

HPLC-GC: suitable
HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

impurities

≤0.0005% non-volatile matter
≤0.001% free acid (as CH3COOH)
≤0.1% water (Karl Fischer)

transmittance

200 nm, ≥50%
220 nm, ≥90%
240 nm, ≥99%

refractive index

n20/D 1.344 (lit.)

bp

81-82 °C (lit.)

mp

−45 °C (lit.)

density

0.786 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages

SMILES string

CC#N

InChI

1S/C2H3N/c1-2-3/h1H3

InChI key

WEVYAHXRMPXWCK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Acetonitrile (MeCN) may be used as an extraction solvent during the quantification of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables.

Packaging

2.5, 4×2.5 L in glass bottle

Other Notes

Important notice
  • The article number 34881-4X2.5L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 34881-2.5L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.

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Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2

storage_class_code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point F

42.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point C

6.0 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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