Formula: C2H3N
CAS: 75-05-8
Formula Weight: 41.05  g/mol
Density: 0.786  g/cm3
Melting Point: -48  °C
Boiling Point: 81-82  °C
Purity: --
Concentration: --

Hazard and Safety Information


Signal Word: Danger!
Oral-LD50: 2460  mg/kg
Flash Point: 2 °C
Auto Ignition: 523 °C
Flinn Family: --

GHS Hazard Statement: Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes serious eye irritation.

GHS Precautionary Statement: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

General Hazard Information: May be harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. May cause skin and respiratory tract irritation. Metabolized to cyanide in the body, which may cause headache, dizziness, weakness, unconsciousness, convulsions, coma and possible death.

Storage: No storage recommendations on record.

Disposal: General and institutional diposal instructions can go here.


Infrared - NIST Chemistry Webbook

Title: ACETONITRILE    State: LIQUID (NEAT)    Instrument: BECKMAN IR-9 (GRATING)    Parameters: ORDER CHANGES AT 670, 1200, 2000 CM^-^1    Filename: ./spectra/external/IR/7/7-b-IR-NIST-neat.jdx   

UV-vis - NIST Chemistry Webbook

Title: Acetonitrile    Instrument: Bekman DK-1    Filename: ./spectra/external/UV/7/7-b-UV-NIST.jdx   

Mass Spec - NIST Chemistry Webbook

Title: Acetonitrile    Filename: ./spectra/external/MS/7/7-b-MS-NIST.jdx