Dytek® ADN (adiponitrile), serves as an intermediate in chemical manufacturing, particularly in the production of hexamethylenediamine and adipoguanamine resins. It also finds application in the manufacturing of polyamides and lithium batteries. This high-purity, high-boiling liquid aliphatic dinitrile is available in a liquid physical form.

Chemical Name: Adiponitrile

CAS Number: 111-69-3

Chemical Family: Nitriles

Synonyms: 1,4-Dicyanobutane, Adipic Acid Dinitrile, Adipic Acid Nitrile, Hexanedinitrile, Tetramethylene Cyanide

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Identification & Functionality

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Molecular Structure

INVISTA Dytek ADN Molecular Structure

Applications & Uses

Base Chemicals End Uses
  • Intermediate for hexamethylenediamine
  • Adipoguanamine resins 


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Adiponitrile Content99.9wt%
Boiling Point295 (563)°C (°F)
Dipole Moment (at 75°C (167°F))3.87Debye
Flash Point163 (325)°C (°F)Closed Cup
Freezing Point2.3 (36.1)°C (°F)
Heat of Formation (at 25°C)39.3kcal/mol
Molecular Weight108
Other Organics Content0.2wt%
Solubility in Water (at 102°C (215.6°F))50wt%
Solubility in Water (at 20°C (68°F))9wt%
Specific Gravity (at 20°C (68°F))0.965
Vapor Pressure (at 154°C (309°F))10mmHg
Vapor Pressure (at 40°C (104°F))0.01mmHg
Viscosity (at 30°C (86°F))5.8cP
Water Content0.05wt%

Packaging & Availability

Railcar Net Weight : 175,000/79,400 (lbs/kg)
Drums Net Weight : 400/181.44 (lbs/kg)
DOT/IMO Proper Shipping Name Adiponitrile
Hazard Class 6.1
UN Number 2205
Packaging Group III