Agent Name

Pyridoxal

CAS Number

66-72-8

Formula

C8-H9-N-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3-Hydroxy-5-hydroxymethyl-2-methyl-4-pyridincarbaldehyd; Pyridoxaldehyde; 4-Pyridinecarboxaldehyde, 3-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] 3-Hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-4-pyridinecarboxaldehyde; 3-Hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylisonicotinaldehyde; 2-Methyl-3-hydroxy-4-formyl-5-hydroxymethylpyridine; [Merck Index]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Sources/Uses

The 4-carboxyaldehyde form of vitamin B6 that is converted to the coenzyme pyridoxal phosphate; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes rigidity and convulsions in oral and intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] See "Pyridoxine hydrochloride."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.62E-6 mm Hg

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