Agent Name

Pyridine, 2-methyl-5-vinyl

CAS Number

140-76-1

Formula

C8-H9-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-MVP; 2-Methyl-5-vinylpyridine; 2-Picoline, 5-vinyl-; 5-Ethenyl-2-methylpyridine; MVP; Pyridine, 2-methyl-5-vinyl-; Pyridine, 5-ethenyl-2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyridines

Description

Clear to slightly opalescent liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as monomer for resins, oil additive, ore flotation agent, dye acceptor, and flocculating agent; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes irritation and CNS depression in animal experiments; A moderate skin irritant; A moderate to severe eye irritant; [HSDB] Can polymerize exothermically; [CAMEO] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.18 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 189 mg/m3/2h

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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