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Acetonitrile / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization (1993)Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by acetonitrile, a by-product of acrylonitrile manufacture which is widely used as an extractive distillation solvent in the petrochemical industry and as a solvent for polymer spinning and casting. In laboratories, acetonitrile is widely used in high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis and as a solvent for DNA synthesis and peptide sequencing. These practical uses are identified as the major source of human exposure. Concerning the effects of acetonitrile on organisms in the ...