Agent Name

4-Vinylpyridine

CAS Number

100-43-6

Formula

C7-H7-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Ethenylpyridine; 4-Vinylpyridine; 4VP; Pyridine, 4-ethenyl-; Pyridine, 4-vinyl-; gamma-Vinylpyridine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Red to dark-brown liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to make poly(4-vinylpyridine), elastomers, and pharmaceuticals; [HSDB] Used as a monomer; [Kanerva, p. 1845]

Comments

Irritating to eyes, nose, and throat; Causes skin burns and skin sensitization; [HSDB] May cause pneumonitis and pulmonary edema after inhalation of high concentrations; [MSDSonline] Can cause contact urticaria (nonimmunological) and allergic contact dermatitis; [Kanerva, p. 1845] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.71 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 170 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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