Agent Name

Isoquinoline

CAS Number

119-65-3

Formula

C9-H7-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Azanaphthalene; 2-Benzazine; 3,4-Benzopyridine; Benzo(c)pyridine; Isochinolin [Czech]; Leucoline; beta-Quinoline; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quinolines

Description

Liquid or hygroscopic solid with a pungent odor like anise oil mixed with benzaldehyde; mp = 26.48 deg C; [Merck Index] Light brown; mp = 24-28 deg C; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in coal tar; Used to make dyes, insecticides, antimalarials, and rubber accelerators; [Merck Index] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; Highly toxic by skin absorption; Harmful by ingestion; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Quinoline."

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