Hydroxyacetonitrile Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Hydroxyacetonitrile Properties




Hydroxyacetonitrile is a odorless colorless oil with a sweetish taste. Used in the manufacture of intermediates in pharmaceutical production, as a component of synthetic resins, as a chemical intermediate for organic compounds, and as a solvent it is used to produce glycin, creatine, indigo dye, intermediate of glyphosate (pesticide).

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear to Pale Yellow Liquid
Boiling Point 183 ºC
CAS Number 107-16-4
Density 1.087 g/cm3
HS Code 2926.90
IUPAC Name 2-Hydroxyacetonitrile
Melting Point -72 °C
Molar Mass 57.05g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H3NO
NFPA 704 H-4,F-2,R-2,C-NA
RTECS Number AM0350000
Refractive 1.389n20/D
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Acetonitrile,hydroxy- (9ci);Glycolonitrile (6ci,7ci,8ci);2-Hydroxyacetonitrile;Cyanomethanol;cyanomethyl alcohol;Formaldehyde, Cyanohydrin;Glycolicnitrile;Glyconitrile;Hydroxyacetonitrile;Hydroxymethyl cyanide;Hydroxymethylnitrile;Nsc 1790
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