Acetonitrile

CAS #:  75-05-8

Synonyms: Methyl cyanide

Uses: Solvent in hydrocarbon-extraction processes, especially for butadiene; specialty solvent; intermediate; catalyst; separation of  fatty acids from vegetable oils; manufacturing of synthetic pharmaceuticals.

Hazard: Flammable; dangerous fire risk. TVL: 40 ppm air; toxic action by skin absorption and inhalation.