Agent Name

2,6-Lutidine

CAS Number

108-48-5

Formula

C7-H9-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,6-Dimethylpyridine; Pyridine, 2,6-dimethyl-; alpha,alpha'-Dimethylpyridine; alpha,alpha'-Lutidine; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Pyridines

Description

Oily liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for pharmaceuticals, resins, dyestuffs, rubber accelerators, and insecticides; [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] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.65 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 7,500 ppm/1h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 33 deg C; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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