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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: 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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