Agent Name

3-(Chloromethyl)pyridine hydrochloride

CAS Number

6959-48-4

Formula

C6-H6-Cl-N.Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

3-(Chloromethyl) pyridine, hydrochloride; 3-(Chloromethyl)pyridine HCl; 3-Pyridylmethyl chloride hydrochloride; Pyridine, 3-(chloromethyl)-, hydrochloride; [ChemIDplus] UN3261

Category

Pyridines

Description

Yellow or tannish-yellow solid with an irritating odor; Hygroscopic; [CAMEO] Off-white powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; Not commercially produced in the US; [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] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; May cause skin sensitization; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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