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General Description

Synonyms: 4-picoline, gamma-picoline, p-picoline

OSHA IMIS Code Number: M364

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 108-89-4

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: UT5425000

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

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

colourless liquid with a characteristic smell
molecular weight: 93.13
vapor pressure: K pa at 20°C 0.76
molecular formula: C6H7N
boiling point: 144-145°C
melting point: 3.7°C

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: cough, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, sore throat, unconsciousness, weakness

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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