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[Nov. 6th, 2008|07:11 pm]
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So, world-wide Acetonitrile shortage. I got to spend today calling every vendor I could think of to see if anyone could help my thirsty HPLC. Some places are so far behind they won't even sell it on backorder.


Anyone know how that happened? One sales rep told me a couple of stories, but she had no idea how true they were.

[User Picture]From: kevisannasdad
2008-11-07 03:09 pm (UTC)
So if this is true, whatever acetonitrile you have is worth lots. But if it is false and the rumor spreads, then buying up a large amount might make it seem like it is true. And when the sense builds that it is true, you could resell as I am sure the commodities exchange for acetonitrile will go through the roof.
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From: victor1999
2009-01-14 07:01 pm (UTC)


Don't buy a large amount.
We in the industry are trying to come up with more.
The price ought to come down to normal.
We don't want labs to have to switch from aceto.
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[User Picture]From: kevisannasdad
2009-01-15 06:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Aceto

I was just joking but I am glad you are working on the problem.
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