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Stability in organic solvents and identity of relevant degradation products

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Miscible with acetone, chloroform, ethanol, ethylene, chloride, carbon tetrachloride and many other unsaturated hydrocarbons.
Immiscible with many saturated hydrocarbons.
Emits hydrogen cyanide when reacted with acids or oxidizing agents.

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Merck (1989) published that acetonitrile is miscible with acetone, chlorofrom, ethanol, ethylene, chloride, carbon tetrachloride and many unsaturated hydrocarbons, but is immiscible with many saturated hydrocarbons (petroleum fractions). Reynolds (1982) published that acetonitrile emits highly toxic fumes of hydrogen cyanide when heated to decomposition or reacted with acids or oxidizing agents.