Agent Name

4-Ethylpyridine

CAS Number

536-75-4

Formula

C7-H9-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

gamma-Ethylpyridine; Pyridine, 4-ethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Pyridines

Description

Liquid with an obnoxious odor; Turns brown if not pure; [Merck Index] Colorless to pale yellow liquid with an unpleasant odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in California petroleum; [Merck Index] Flavoring agent that naturally occurs in pork; [ToxPlanet: EFSA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A skin, respiratory tract, and strong eye irritant; Harmful by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.27 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

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