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[Nov. 6th, 2008|07:11 pm]
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[kaitlyn142]
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.

*sigh*

Anyone know how that happened? One sales rep told me a couple of stories, but she had no idea how true they were.
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[User Picture]From: fireinlab
2008-11-07 06:24 pm (UTC)
It's totally true - the chem dept here is struggling. I'm SO happy my lab stockpiled about 4 bottles. We were sent an email a few months back apologizing for it. Even backorder stuff isn't shipping till January from what I've heard.

I hear it's because the main source of acetonitrile is as a byproduct from some industrial reaction that for whatever reason there was a decrease in demand for.
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