Agent Name

2-Hydroxypyridine

CAS Number

142-08-5

Formula

C5-H5-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Oxopyridine; 2-Pyridinol; 2-Pyridinone; 2-Pyridone; Pyridone-2 [French]; alpha-Pyridone; 2(1H)-Pyridone; 2(lH)-Pyridinone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Off-white crystalline powder, soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Drug / Therapeutic Agent; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [MSDSonline] Pyridine compounds are potential CNS depressants; [Ullmann] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.55 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 105-107 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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