Agent Name

Picolinic acid

Alternative Name

2-Pyridinecarboxylic acid

CAS Number

98-98-6

Formula

C6-H5-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Carboxypyridine; Acide picolique [French]; Pyridine-carboxylique-2 [French]; alpha-Pyridinecarboxylic acid; o-Pyridinecarboxylic acid; 2-Pyridinecarboxylic acid; [ChemIDplus] 2-Picolinic acid; [MSDSonline]

Category

Pyridines

Description

White or off-white crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

"Iron-chelating agent that inhibits DNA synthesis; may interfere with iron-dependent production of stable free organic radical which is essential for ribonucleotide reductase formation of deoxyribonucleotides." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

An eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Pyridine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00789 mm Hg

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