Agent Name

Quinolinic acid

CAS Number

89-00-9

Formula

C7-H5-N-O4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Pyridine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid; 2,3-Pyridinedicarboxylic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Carboxylic Acids

Description

Odorless solid; [Merck Index] White or light yellow powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A metabolite of tryptophan; Used to make Assert (herbicide) and nicotinic acid; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [Hawley] Causes convulsions after intracerebral administration in mice; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.1E-6 mm Hg

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