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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ n-Butyronitrile

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Product Description
Eastman™ n-Butyronitrile is a clear, colorless liquid at room temperature. It has a sharp suffocating odor resembling that of oil of bitter almonds. Warning: This compound is very toxic. Do NOT check its odor.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight69.1
Empirical FormulaC4H7N
Boiling Point 
     @ 50 mm Hg43 °C (109 °F)
     @ 100 mm59 °C (138 °F)
     @ 200 mm76 °C (169 °F)
     @ 400 mm96 °C (205 °F)
 116-117.7 °C (223-225 °F)
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.794
Freezing Point-112 °C (-170 °F)
Water<0.1 %
Carbonyl<0.01 %
     as Butyric Acid0.01 %
Refractive Index1.3831 n(20°C/D)
     @ 25°C 6.55 lb/gal
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup21 °C (69 °F)
Autoignition Temperature488 °C (910 °F)
Explosion Limits 
     Lower1.65 %
     in Acetone, @ 25°CMiscible
     in Benzene, @ 25°CMiscible
     in Carbon Tetrachloride, @ 25°CMiscible
     in Water, @ 25°C3.3 wt %
     Water In, @ 25°CTrace
Melting Point-112 °C
     Pt-Co25 max.
Assay99.5 wt % min.

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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