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DYTEK® MGN (methylglutaronitrile) is a short chain nitrile used as a chemical intermediate. This material is a co-product from the production of adiponitrile and offers economic alternative to many applications where adiponitrile is not economical. Currently derivatives of DYTEK® MGN go into the production of amines and solvents.
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Applications & Uses

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Applications
  • Hydrolysis to methylglutaric acid
  • Alcoholysis to esters
  • Reduction to amines
  • Cyclization to 3-methylpiperidine, beta-picoline
  • Extractive distillation
  • Extraction solvent

Properties

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Physical Form
Color
Colorless
Appearance
Clear colorless liquid dinitrile
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
2-Ethylsuccinonitrile Content0.5wt%-
2-Methylglutaronitrile Content99.5wt%-
Boiling Point (760 mmHg)274°C-
Flash Point126 (259)°C (°F)Tag Closed Cup
Melting Point–44 (-48)°C (°F)-
Molecular Weight108.144g/mol-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C (77°F))0.95--
Viscosity (at 25°C (77°F))5.8cP-

Packaging & Availability

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Shipping
DOT/IMO Proper Shipping Name Nitriles, Toxic, Liquid, N.O.S (2-Methylglutaronitrile)
Hazard Class 6.1
UN Number 3276
Packaging Group II
Packaging Information
Railcar Net Weight : 140,000/63,500 (lbs/kg)
Tank truck Net Weight : 42,000/19,000 (lbs/kg)
ISO containers Net Weight : 40,000/18,100 (lbs/kg)
Drums Net Weight : 400/181 (lbs/kg)

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