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Substance Name: Polyvinylpyridine N-oxide
RN: 9016-06-2


  • Inhibits the cytotoxic action of quartz and is reported to have delayed the development of experimental silicosis in rats.

Molecular Formula

  • (C7-H7-N-O)x-

Molecular Weight

  • 121.138
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Polyvinylpyridine N-oxide

MeSH Heading

  • Polyvinylpyridine N-oxide


  • 2-Vinylpyridine N-oxide polymer
  • NSC 171333
  • Poly(2-vinyl N-oxidopyridine)
  • Poly(2-vinylpyridine N-oxide)

Systematic Names

  • Pyridine, 2-ethenyl-, 1-oxide, homopolymer (9CI)
  • Pyridine, 2-vinyl-, 1-oxide, polymers (8CI)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9016-06-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009016062

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • (C7-H7-N-O)x-

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C7-H7-N-O

Structure Descriptors