Agent Name

2,4,6-Collidine

CAS Number

108-75-8

Formula

C8-H11-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

gamma-Collidine; 2,4,6-Kollidin [Czech]; 2,4,6-Trimethylpyridine; Pyridine, 2,4,6-trimethyl-; alpha,gamma,alpha'-Collidine; s-Collidine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Colorless liquid with an aromatic odor; [HSDB] Colorless liquid with an unpleasant odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate, dehydrohalogenation agent, tissue fixative for electron microscopy, and solvent for the manufacture of anthraquinones; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Pyridine"; Pyridine is an irritant that causes CNS depression after ingestion of 1/2 cup or inhalation of 6-12 ppm; It can cause liver and kidney injury; [HSDB] [HSDB] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.99 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 2,500 ppm/2h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 58 deg C; [Merck Index]

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