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General Description

Synonyms: 2-picoline, alpha-methylpyridine, picoline, alpha-picoline, o-picoline

OSHA IMIS Code Number: M362

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 109-06-8

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: TJ4900000

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: 2313 130

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

clear liquid with a unpleasant characteristic smell
molecular weight: 93
vapor pressure: 8 mmHg at 20°C
molecular formula: C6H7N
boiling point: 128°C
melting point: -70°C

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: headaches, nervousness, dizziness, insomnia; nausea, anorexia; frequent urination; eye irritation; dermatitis; liver, kidney damage

Health Effects: corrosive to eyes and the skin. Irritates respiratory tract.

Affected Organs: skin, respiratory tract

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Two XAD-7 Tubes in Series (100/50 mg sections, 20/40 mesh)
    analytical solvent: Methanol
    maximum volume: 10 Liters  
    maximum flow rate: 0.1 L/min
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
    method reference: OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center In-House Method
    method classification: Study

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