82063

Sigma-Aldrich

Acetonitrile

for preparative HPLC, ≥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:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

grade

for preparative HPLC

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)

UV/Vis spectroscopy: suitable

impurities

≤0.1% water

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.)

UV absorption

λ: 220 nm Amax: 0.3
λ: 240 nm Amax: 0.01

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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General description

Acetonitrile (MeCN) is widely employed as a solvent in various studies and has high dielectric constant (37.5). Various purification procedures to obtain different grades of acetonitrile for use in different studies (polarography, spectroscopy, etc.) have been reported by many researchers.

Application

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

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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

35.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point C

2.0 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Michelangelo Anastassiades et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 86(2), 412-431 (2003-05-02)
A simple, fast, and inexpensive method for the determination of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables is introduced. The procedure involves initial single-phase extraction of 10 g sample with 10 mL acetonitrile, followed by liquid-liquid partitioning formed by addition of...
Purification of acetonitrile.
Walter M and Ramaley L.
Analytical Chemistry, 45(1), 165-166 (1973)
Timo Glatter et al.
Molecular systems biology, 5, 237-237 (2009-01-22)
Protein complexes represent major functional units for the execution of biological processes. Systematic affinity purification coupled with mass spectrometry (AP-MS) yielded a wealth of information on the compendium of protein complexes expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, global AP-MS analysis of...
Elke H J Krekels et al.
Clinical pharmacokinetics, 53(6), 553-563 (2014-02-06)
From a previously validated paediatric population pharmacokinetic model, it was derived that non-linear morphine maintenance doses of 5 μg/kg(1.5)/h, with a 50 % dose reduction in neonates with a postnatal age (PNA) <10 days, yield similar morphine and metabolite concentrations...
K Kishii et al.
Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 20(5), 424-430 (2013-10-16)
The clinical relevance of Acinetobacter species, other than A. baumannii, as human pathogens has not been sufficiently assessed owing to the insufficiency of simple phenotypic clinical diagnostic laboratory tests. Infections caused by these organisms have different impacts on clinical outcome...

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