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Acetonitrile
May 18, 2018

Product Name: Acetonitrile

CAS#: 75-05-8

Chemical Formula: CH3CN


Handling and Storage:

Precautions:
Keep locked up.. Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all
equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe gas/fumes/ vapor/spray. Wear
suitable protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory
equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents,
reducing agents, acids, alkalis, moisture.
St orage:
Store in a segregated and approved area. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Keep
container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark
or flame). Do not store above 23℃ (73.4F).


Exposure Controls/Personal Protection:

Engineering Controls:

Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold limit value. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the work-station location.


Personal Protection:
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Gloves.


Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus
should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be
sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product


Exposure Limits:
TWA: 40 (ppm) from ACGIH (TLV) [United States] [1999]
STEL: 60 from ACGIH (TLV) [United States] [1999]
TWA: 20 (ppm) from NIOSH
TWA: 40 STEL: 60 (ppm) from OSHA (PEL) [United States]
Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.


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