Agent Name

Nicotinyl alcohol

CAS Number

100-55-0

Formula

C6-H7-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

3-(Hydroxymethyl)pyridine; 3-Picolyl alcohol; 3-Pyridinylmethanol; 3-Pyridylcarbinol; 3-Pyridylmethanol; beta-Picolyl alcohol; beta-Pyridinecarbinol; Nicotinic alcohol; NU-2121; Pyridine-3-carbinol; RO 1-5155; Ro-1-5155; Roniacol; 3-Pyridinemethanol; [ChemIDplus] beta-Pyridylcarbinol; 3-Hydroxymethylpyridine; Ronicol; [Merck Index]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Highly hygroscopic liquid; [Merck Index] Clear light yellow to yellow hygroscopic liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to solubilize riboflavin and as a peripheral vasodilator; [Merck Index] Alcohol analog of nicotinic acid; A direct-acting peripheral vasodilator that is used in vasospasm and threatened gangrene; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

No fetal toxicity observed in mice orally administered up to 1,000 mg/kg during organogenesis; [ToxPlanet: Shepard's Catalog of Teratogenic Agents] Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 1,000 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

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