Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:18:27 -0400
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From: Russ Phifer <rphifer**At_Symbol_Here**WCENVIRONMENTAL.COM>
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Subject: Re: Procuring Acetonitrile
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Try Caledon Labs in Canada. .


I know of at least one lab that’s gone that route.  The purity of their solvents is very good from what I hear.


Russ Phifer


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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Procuring Acetonitrile

If you are not already an acetonitrile customer, no vendoers will accept orders for that material anymore.  They are operating on a quota system now, with each customer being issued a quota'd amount equal to their purchasing history.

Does anyone have any news about when the plant that makes the acetonitrile will come back online?

What about any news from the FDA?  Are they entertaining alternatives for acetonitrile for use in submitted and approved test methods?

Seems to me that whoever comes up with a workable alternative solvent will definitely have more than their  15 minutes of fame!
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Re: [DCHAS-L] Procuring Acetonitrile

Lizzette, You are definitely not alone.

My suggestion is to contact your primary vendor. Otherwise, I might  
suggest EMD, VWR, or Aldrich.

Hope this helps.

George D. McCallion
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On Mar 17, 2009, at 9:38 AM, Sheffield, Lizzette wrote:

> Acetonitrile is in short supply and one of our research groups is  
> in the middle of a very important project that requires that we use  
> an extensive amount of it.  Does anyone have any extra bottles that  
> they can spare?  Please reply to me directly atlsheff**At_Symbol_Here**
> Lizzette Sheffield, CIH
> Manager - Environment, Health and Safety
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