Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:57:02 -0700
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From: "Latimer, Lee" <lee.latimer**At_Symbol_Here**ELAN.COM>
Subject: Re: Procuring Acetonitrile
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ACN is a byproduct of acrylamide manufacture. Demand is down due to the housing mess.  There are no pla nts that specifically make it, and most of the acrylamide plants just burn it off.  Maybe they are rethinking their handling of the waste stream.

Re the FDA comment, we and many others are using methanol in place particularly for preparative work.

Lee Latimer

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If you are not already an acetonitrile customer, no vendoers will accept orders for that material anymore.  They are opera ting on a quota system now, with each customer being issued a quota'd amount equ al 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 defini tely have more than their  15 minutes of fame!

"Distant water cannot quench a fire close at hand."
                      ;        Li Chu, Spring and Autumn Period

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Re: [DCHAS-L] Procuring Acetonitrile

Lizzette, You are definitely not alone.

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

Hope this helps.

George D. McCallion
Chemist III
Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials
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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 proje ct that requires that we use  
> an extensive amount of it.  Does a nyone have any extra bottles that  
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> Lizzette Sheffield, CIH
> Manager - Environment, Health and Safet y
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