Acetonitrile is the chemical compound with the formula CH₃CN. This colourless liquid is the simplest organic nitrile (hydrogen cyanide is a simpler nitrile, It is used as a polar aprotic solvent in organic synthesis and in the purification of butadiene but the cyanide anion is not classed as organic). It is produced mainly as a byproduct of acrylonitrile manufacture.
It is used as an industrial solvent in Pharma, Pesticides and Fragrance industries. It is also used in extraction of Fatty Acid.
|Synonyms||ACN, Methyl cyanide, Ethyl nitrile, Cyanomethane|
|Molar Mass||41.05 g/mol|
|Density||0.786 g/cm³ (20 °C)|
|Melting Point||-45.7 °C|
|Boiling Point||81.6 °C (1013 hPa)|
|Explosion Limit||3.0 - 17 %(V)|
|Ignition Temperatare||524 °C|
|Vapor Pressure||97 hPa (20 °C)|
|Solubility||(20 °C) soluble|
|Flash point||2 °C|
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