Description Feedback
Glycolonitrile, also called hydroxyacetonitrile or formaldehyde cyanohydrin, is the organic compound with the formula HOCH2CN. It is the simplest cyanohydrin and it is derived from formaldehyde. It is a colourless liquid that dissolves in water and ether. Because glycolonitrile decomposes readily into formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide, it is listed as an extremely hazardous substance.

Properties Feedback
Appearance & Physical State:Clear to pale yellow liquid
Melting Point:-72ºC
Boiling Point:183ºC
Flash Point:133 °F
Refractive Index:1.375
Water Solubility:>=10 g/100 mL at 20 ºC
Stability:Stable, but may react violently with alkalies. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Storage Condition:Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Vapor Pressure:0.0593mmHg at 25°C

Safety Info Feedback
Hazard Class:6.1(a)
Safety Statements:S36/37/39-S45
HS Code:2926909090
Packing Group:I
WGK Germany:-
Risk Statements:R26/27/28
Hazard Codes:T+


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