Agent Name

Nitrapyrin

Alternative Name

2-Chloro-6-trichloromethyl pyridine

CAS Number

1929-82-4

Formula

C6-H3-Cl4-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Chloro-6-trichloromethyl pyridine; 2-Chloro-6-(trichloromethyl)pyridine; Dowco-163; N-Serve; N-Serve nitrogen stabilizer; Nitrapyrin; Nitrapyrine [ISO-French]; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Pyridines

Description

Colorless or white, crystalline solid with a mild, sweet odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fertilizer additive to improve nitrogen in soil; [Merck Index, # 6574]

Comments

Hazard limited to dust inhalation because of low vapor pressure; [ACGIH] An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [NJ-HSFS] See "Pyridine."

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Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3

STEL (ACGIH)

20 mg/m3

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust), 5 mg/m3(respirable fraction)

Vapor Pressure

0.0048 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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