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Substance Name: 4-Pyridinemethanol
RN: 586-95-8

Classification Code

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent

Molecular Formula

  • C6-H7-N-O

Molecular Weight

  • 109.127
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Names and Synonyms


  • 4-(Hydroxymethyl)pyridine
  • 4-Picolyl alcohol
  • 4-Pyridinecarbinol
  • 4-Pyridylcarbinol
  • 4-Pyridylmethanol
  • EINECS 209-590-6
  • gamma-Picolyl alcohol
  • NSC 26024
  • NSC 49167

Systematic Names

  • 4-Pyridinemethanol
  • 4-Pyridylmethanol

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 586-95-8

System Generated Number

  • 0000586958

Structure Descriptors








Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
bird - wild LD50 oral 422mg/kg (422mg/kg)   Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Vol. 12, Pg. 355, 1983.
mouse LD50 intravenous 1gm/kg (1000mg/kg)   Pharmazie. Vol. 11, Pg. 242, 1956.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 53 deg C   EXP
pKa Dissociation Constant 5.33 (none) 25 EXP
log P (octanol-water) 0.06 (none)   EXP
Water Solubility 1.00E+06 mg/L 20 EXP
Vapor Pressure 0.026 mm Hg 25 EST
Henry's Law Constant 2.85E-10 atm-m3/mole 25 EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 4.33E-12 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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