Agent Name

Pempidine

Alternative Name

1,2,2,6,6-Pentamethylpiperidine

CAS Number

79-55-0

Formula

C10-H21-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

M+B 4486; Pempidina [DCIT]; Pempidinum [INN-Latin]; Perolysen; Pyrilene; Tenormal; Piperidine, 1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-; 1,2,2,6,6-Pentamethylpiperidine; [ChemIDplus] UN1992

Category

Amines, Cyclic

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

The tartrate salt is used as a therapeutic anti-hypertensive; [Merck Index] "A nicotinic antagonist most commonly used as an experimental tool. It has been used as a ganglionic blocker in the treatment of hypertension but has largely been supplanted for that purpose by more specific drugs." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Piperidine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, toxic, n.o.s."

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