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Acetonitrile

EC / List no.: 200-835-2

CAS no.: 75-05-8

Mol. formula: C2H3N

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GHS02: Flammable GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is a highly flammable liquid and vapour, is harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin, causes serious eye irritation and is harmful if inhaled.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, is toxic if inhaled, causes severe skin burns and eye damage, may cause cancer, is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

At least one company has indicated that the substance classification is affected by impurities or additives.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, extraction agents and photo-chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and offshore mining.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: of substances in closed systems with minimal release, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: extraction agents, laboratory chemicals, pH regulators and water treatment products and washing & cleaning products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, extraction agents, washing & cleaning products, pharmaceuticals and pH regulators and water treatment products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, as processing aid and manufacturing of the substance.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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