Agent Name

Isonicotinic acid

CAS Number

55-22-1

Formula

C6-H5-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Carboxypyridine; 4-Picolinic acid; 4-Pyridinecarboxylic acid; Acide iso-nicotinique [French]; gamma-Picolinic acid; gamma-Pyridinecarboxylic acid; INA; p-Pyridinecarboxylic acid; [ChemIDplus] Pyridine-4-carboxylic acid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes somnolence, ataxia, and changes in motor activity in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; Causes other liver changes and multiple enzyme effects in 40-day intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Nicotinic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00789 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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