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closed cup:  12.8 deg C
open cup: 5 to 6 deg C

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
12.8 °C

Additional information

Merck (1989) published a flash point (closed cup) of 12.8 deg C for acetonitrile. NFPA (2002) published an open cup flash point of 6 deg C for acetonitrile. Aldrich (1990) published a flash point (open cup) of 5 deg C for acetonitrile by ASTM procedure D3278. Reynolds (1982) published a flash point (open cup) of 5.6 deg C for acetonitrile. NFPA (2002) published a flash point (open cup) of 6 deg C for acetonitrile.

Reynolds (1982) and Merck (1989) published a flash point (closed cup) of 12.8 deg C for acetonitrile. Reynolds (1982) and Richardson (1992) published a flash point (closed cup) of 6 deg C for acetonitrile.