Agent Name

2-Pyridinecarbonitrile

CAS Number

100-70-9

Formula

C6-H4-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Cyanopyridine; 2-Pyridinecarboxylic acid, nitrile; 2-Pyridyl nitrile; Picolinic acid nitrile; Picolinonitrile; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitriles

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Low melting solid; mp = 26-28 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for rimiterol hydrobromide (bronchodilator) and other chemicals; [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] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.09 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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