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Polyacrylonitrile

average Mw 150,000 (Typical)

Synonym(s):
Vinyl cyanide
Linear Formula:
(C3H3N)n
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

mol wt

average Mw 150,000 (Typical)

refractive index

n20/D 1.514

transition temp

Tm 317 °C
Tg 85 °C

density

1.184 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

C=CC#N

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General description

PAN molecule has strong polar nitrile groups.It is relatively insoluble in nature. PAN based carbon fibers possess very high strength compared to other polymeric precursors. When subjected to heat treatment, it can produce high carbon yield giving rise to thermally stable, highly oriented, graphite like molecular structure. Generating carbon-fiber from PAN based fiber is a combination of three processes-- namely stabilization, carbonization and graphitization.

Application

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is used as polymeric carbon precursor to form carbon fibers, electrospun activated carbon materials having meso-macro pores, carbon black additives.These are consecutively used in hydrogen storage, EMI shielding, electrochemistry, separation processes. It may find applications in PAN based single walled carbon nanotube composites.

Packaging

50, 100 g in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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