Agent Name

2-Chloropyridine

CAS Number

109-09-1

Formula

C5-H4-Cl-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

alpha-Chloropyridine; o-Chloropyridine; Pyridine, 2-chloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2822

Category

Pyridines

Description

A colorless oily liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO] Used to make antihistamines, germicides, pesticides, and agricultural chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

Toxic after inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact; [CAMEO] LD50 (rabbit) is 64 mg/kg by skin and 48 mg/kg by IP injection indicating high dermal absorption; Pyridine compounds are potential CNS depressants; [Ullmann] See "Pyridine." See "3-Chloropyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.18 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 100 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

mp = -46 deg C; bp = 166 deg C; [Ullmann]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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