3-(Chloromethyl)pyridine hydrochloride

  • 3-Pyridylmethyl chloride hydrochloride
  • -Picolyl chloride hydrochloride
Formula
C6H6ClN.HCl
Structure
Description
Yellow powder.
Uses
Research chemical.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
6959-48-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
230-150-4
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 22 34 40 43
S 26 28 36/37/39 45
RTECS
US7000000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen
UN (DOT)
2923
Beilstein/Gmelin
3689156
Beilstein Reference
5-20-05-00534
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H7Cl2N
Formula mass
164.04
Melting point, °C
143 - 146
Solubility in water
820 g/L (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep containers tightly closed. Store protected from moisture.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Do not breathe dust.
Protection
Eyes: Wear safety glasses and chemical goggles if splashing is possible. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure. Rubber and plastic gloves should not be relied upon to prevent skin contact. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin. Rubber and plastic gloves should not be relied upon to prevent skin contact.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Moisture, strong bases, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, chloride fumes.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Animal studies have reported the development of tumors.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation of the mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. Substance is readily absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation. May cause conjunctivitis and corneal inflammation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
2923
Response guide
HS Code
2933 39 99