EINECS number 203-466-5
CAS number 107-13-1
Acrylonitrile is a colorless, volatile liquid that is widely used in the chemical industry as a building block for a variety of products. It is also known as vinyl cyanide or cyanoethylene.Some of the common uses of acrylonitrile include:Production of Synthetic Fibers: Acrylonitrile is a key raw material for the production of synthetic fibers, including acrylic and modacrylic fibers, which are used in textiles and apparel.Production of Plastics and Resins: Acrylonitrile is used to produce a variety of plastics and resins, such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN), and acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate (ASA) resins, which are used in a range of applications including automotive parts, pipes, and packaging.Production of Adhesives and Sealants: Acrylonitrile is used to produce adhesives and sealants, which are used in a variety of applications including construction, automotive, and aerospace industries.Production of Carbon Fibers: Acrylonitrile is a key raw material for the production of carbon fibers, which are used in aerospace, military, and sporting goods applications due to their high strength and light weight.Production of Specialty Chemicals: Acrylonitrile is also used in the production of specialty chemicals such as acrylic acid, acrylamide, and adiponitrile, which are used in a variety of applications including water treatment, personal care, and pharmaceuticals.Acrylonitrile is a hazardous chemical and must be handled with care. Exposure to acrylonitrile can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, and can be toxic if ingested or absorbed through the skin. Therefore, proper safety precautions must be taken when handling and using acrylonitrile.
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