Agent Name

Ethyl nicotinate

CAS Number

614-18-6

Formula

C8-H9-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ethylnicotinate; 3-(Ethoxycarbonyl)pyridine; 3-Carbethoxypyridine; 3-Pyridinecarboxylic acid, ethyl ester; Ba 2673; beta-Pyridinecarboxylic acid ethyl ester; Ethyl 3-pyridinecarboxylate; Ethyl-nicotinate; Ignicut; Ignocut; Mucotherm; Nicaethan; Nikethan; Nikithan; Nicotinic acid, ethyl ester (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Clear light yellow liquid; mp = 8-10 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A flavoring agent that naturally occurs in apricots, arctic bramble, beer, and papaya; [ToxPlanet: EFSA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Nicotinic acid."

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