Agent Name

Pyridoxamine dihydrochloride

CAS Number

524-36-7

Formula

C8-H12-N2-O2.2Cl-H

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Methyl-3-hydroxy-4-aminomethyl-5-hydroxymethylpyridene dihydrochloride; 3-Pyridinemethanol, 4-(aminomethyl)-5-hydroxy-6-methyl-, dihydrochloride; 4-(Aminomethyl)-5-hydroxy-6-methyl-3-pyridinemethanol dihydrochloride; Pyridoxamine dichlorohydrate; Pyridoxylamine dihydrochloride; [ChemIDplus] 4-(Aminomethyl)-5-hydroxy-6-methyl-3-pyridinemethanol hydrochloride (1:2); [Merck Index]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White to off-white solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"The 4-aminomethyl form of VITAMIN B 6. During transamination of amino acids, PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE is transiently converted into pyridoxamine phosphate." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes convulsions in oral and subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Pyridoxine hydrochloride."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.44E-6 mm Hg

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