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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: toasteronfire
2008-12-07 08:35 pm (UTC)
Our clinical labs run thousands of HPLC/MS/MS samples a day. We're trying to figure out how to ration ACN (lower volume, swap another solvent for the mobile phase, etc) and in the meantime stockpiling what we can (I heard we have a hood filled with bottles).

Another concern is that smaller labs may stop running their tests that use ACN and instead send all their samples to us. That's worrisome...
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[User Picture]From: kaitlyn142
2008-12-07 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thankfully we only have one little HPLC and go through a bottle every other week or so. We actually found a supplier who will send us 1 case a month, so it's perfect.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-26 03:15 pm (UTC)

ACN

Who is this supplier? We also only use a very small amount monthly.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-15 05:52 pm (UTC)
<http://www.waters.com/waters/promotiondetail.htm?id=10093707>
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-08 04:49 pm (UTC)

Acetonitrile HPLC Grade

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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