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 Acetonitrile
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Asahi Kasei Corporation is one of the world's largest producers of acetonitrile and only producer having multiple manufacturing site in Asia.
Our acetonitrile has earned an excellent reputation among many users in various industries.
In order to meet ever increasing demand and customer requirements, Asahi Kasei is committed to the stable supply of high quality acetonitrile.
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  Acetonitrile grade line-up
Asahi Kasei Corporation produces 3 grades of acetonitrile for export.
  • Chemical grade
    Common grade of acetonitrile.
    Main applications -Reaction and purification solvent
    -Synthesis of organic compounds
    PackagingSteel drum, tank container
    Specifications

  • Reagent grade
    Low impurity grade, designed especially for analytical reagent industry.
    PackagingSteel drum, tank container
    Specifications

  • Highly purified grade
    Suitable for use as analytical reagent.
    Main features of this grade -Purity: 99.99% up more
    -Water content: below 50 ppm
    PackagingTank container
    Reference data
  Characteristics of acetonitrile
  1. Acetonitrile is a colorless liquid. It is completely miscible with water and alcohols. Its high dipole moment makes it an excellent solvent for many organic compounds as wellas some inorganic compounds.
  2. Acetonitrile is chemically stable and is a strong solvent. It is mainly used for the synthesis of organic compounds, and is suitable for electrical-chemical reaction and nonaqueous titration. Acetonitrile easily solvates with cations and enhances the reactivity of anions.
  3. As with other nitrile compounds, the reactivity of acetonitrile's cyano group enables the production of many nitrogen-containing organic intermediates.

Typical applications
Basic physical properties
Azeotropes


  Care in handling
For the safe handling of acetonitrile, please be sure to read the Material Safety Data Sheet issued by Asahi Kasei before use. The main points for the safe handling of acetonitrile are as follows :
  1. Flammability
    Data Flash point (TCC): 8.0°C
    Flammable limits: 3 to 16 vol.%
    Care in handling Due to its flammability, acetonitrile should be stored well below the flash point temperature and handled in a well ventilated place.

    It should be kept away from open flame. Associated fires can be extinguished effectively by using dry chemical powder, foam, carbon dioxide, or water spray.


  2. Toxicity
    Toxicity symptoms By skin absorption, acetonitrile will cause slight anesthetic effects. Inhalation of high concentration of acetonitrile will cause nausea and breathing difficulty.
    First aid treatment Skin contact: Flush with plenty of water and cleanse with soap.
    Eye contact: Thoroughly flush with water and get medical attention.
    Inhalation: Take deep breaths of fresh air and seek medical attention.
    Care in handling Handle in well ventilated areas and wear rubber gloves and protective goggles.
    TLV (ACGIH) TLVs 20 ppm (2003)
    Acute toxicity LD50 (50% oral lethal dose) 3,800 mg/kg for rat

  3. Compliance with regulations
    Please comply with regulations of your country.

 5. Disclaimer of warranty and liability
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All information is supplied only on condition that the persons receiving it will make their own determination as to its suitability for their own purposes prior to use. In no event will Asahi Kasei Corporation be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon such information or the related product. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as a recommendation or the related product, process, equipment or formulation in conflict with any patent, and Asahi Kasei Corporation makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, that the use thereof will not infringe any patent.

NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MARCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OF ANY OTHER NATURE ARE MADE HEREUNDER WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION OR PRODUCT.


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