Agent Name

3-Aminopyridine

CAS Number

462-08-8

Formula

C5-H6-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

3-Pyridinamine; 3-Pyridylamine; Amino-3 pyridine; beta-Aminopyridine; Pyridine, 3-amino-; [ChemIDplus] 3-AP; m-Aminopyridine; beta-Pyridylamine; [ToxPlanet: OSHA] UN2671

Category

Pyridines

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Brown solid; [NTP] White to light brown solid with an unpleasant odor; [ToxPlanet: OSHA] Brown crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceuticals and dyes; [Merck Index] Also used to make agrochemicals and as a plant growth regulator; [NTP]

Comments

Causes convulsions in intracerebral lethal-dose studies of mice; Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 24 mg/kg; [RTECS] Readily absorbed through skin; [NTP] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [ToxPlanet: OSHA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by skin absorption; Toxic by ingestion; Oral LD50 (rat) = 50-200 mg/kg; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2-Aminopyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.43 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Aminopyridines."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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