Agent Name

4-Methylquinoline

Alternative Name

Lepidine

CAS Number

491-35-0

Formula

C10-H9-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Lepidine; Cincholepidine; Lepidin; Quinoline, 4-methyl-; gamma-Methylquinoline; p-Methylquinoline; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quinolines

Description

Colorless, oily liquid; Turns reddish-brown upon exposure to light; [Merck Index] Light yellow liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of drugs and cyanine dyes; Also used as a food additive; [HSDB] An environmental pollutant associated with hydrocarbons used in gasification of shale oil and coal and wood treatment; Has also been identified in cigarette smoke and urban particulate matter; [NTP]

Comments

Evidence of carcinogenicity and mutagenicity in experimental animals; [HSDB] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0064 mm Hg

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