Agent Name

Methyl nicotinate

CAS Number

93-60-7

Formula

C7-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Methylnicotinate; 3-(Carbomethoxy)pyridine; 3-(Methoxycarbonyl)pyridine; 3-Pyridinecarboxylic acid, methyl ester; Heat spray; m-(Methoxycarbonyl)pyridine; Methyl 3-pyridinecarboxylate; Methyl-nicotinate; Nicometh; Nicotinic acid, methyl ester; Nikomet; [ChemIDplus] 3-Pyridinecarboxylic acid methyl ester; Nicotinic acid methyl ester; Midalgan; [Merck Index] MNIC; [ToxPlanet: DOD] 3-Carbomethoxypyridine; [JECFA]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rubefacient; [Merck Index] Topical vasodilator used to test the efficacy of skin protection compounds (i.e. products designed to provide barriers to chemical warfare agents); [ToxPlanet: DOD] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

"Erythema provoked is basis of a methylnicotinate test of anti-inflammatories." [ChemIDplus] Contact irritant that causes non-immunologic contact reactions; [ToxPlanet: DOD] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ethyl nicotinate" and "Methyl isonicotinate."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.27 mm Hg

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