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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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From: (Anonymous)
2008-11-19 10:02 pm (UTC)

Running Scared.

I work in a very large lab and everyone is running scared. Our LC-MS/MS and HPLC systems consume a lot of Acetontrile as mobile phase. We may have to shut down clinical testing for many tests if we run out of the chemical. On 11/17/08 Fisher posted http://www.fisher.co.uk/Acetonitrile.pdf that says they are rationing their supply.
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From: victor1999
2009-01-14 07:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Running Scared.

Were you able to get enough aceto for your project?
Victor
rinconv@optonline.net
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-03 06:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Running Scared.

Rations didn't cover testing volumes, so we had to swap out ACN with other solvents. Methanol was able to replace a good portion of the mobile phase requirements and some of our other uses.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-08 04:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Running Scared.

Dear Friends,

We are one of the leading manufacturers of High Purity Solvents in India. We have manufactured for Merck and Qualigens (presently Fisher) and have a dedicated plant for HPLC Grade solvents only.

We are low on stock and being approached by a number of repackers world-wide for 2.5lit packed Acetonitrile HPLC Grade.

Kindly make note of the specs as below:
Assay by GC: 99.95% min
Water: 0.02%
UV (nm) Transmission Absorption
190nm 37.44% 0.042
195nm 88.30% 0.05
200nm 95.67% 0.019
210nm 96.49% 0.016
225nm 98.49% 0.007
230nm 99.03% 0.004
240nm 99.62% 0.002

We are also manufacturing Methanol HPLC grade of good quality.

Kindly send in your enquiry at: ashonuj@vsnl.com

We will be very quick in delivering Acetonitrile HPLC Grade by air (courtesy DHL).

Best Regards,

Anuj Shah
Director - Marketing)


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