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Viscosity of Acetonitrile


Acetonitrile is the chemical compound with the formula CH3CN. This colorless liquid is the simplest organic nitrile. It is produced mainly as a byproduct of acrylonitrile manufacture. It is used as a polar aprotic solvent in organic synthesis and in the purification of butadiene.

In the laboratory, it is used as a medium-polarity solvent that is miscible with water and a range of organic solvents, but not saturated hydrocarbons. Acetonitrile dissolves a wide range of ionic and nonpolar compounds and is useful as a mobile phase in HPLC and LC-MS.

Viscosity Table – Measurement data

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s; cP]
25 0.334




Reference AMVn
Kin. vis. no
Dyn. vis. yes
Density no
Multiple temperatures no
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