The English used in this article may not be easy for everybody to understand. (February 2012)
Acetonitrile (also known as ACN) is a kind of chemical compound with formula CH3CN. It is a clear liquid and is the simplest molecule in a group called nitriles. Acetonitrile is made when plastics are being made so is quite cheap. Chemists use it as a solvent for chemical reactions and in cromatography.