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2-4-6-trimethylpyridine
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Description

2-4-6-trimethylpyridine is an organic compound that is used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages. It is also used as a solvent in the production of pharmaceuticals, dyes, and other chemicals. It is a colorless liquid with a strong odor.

The toxic effects of 2-4-6-trimethylpyridine include irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Inhalation of the compound can cause dizziness, nausea, and headaches. Long-term exposure to the compound can cause liver and kidney damage.

Associated brand names include:
  ▸  Pyridine-2,4,6-trimethyl
  ▸  Trimethylpyridine
  ▸  Pyridine-2,4,6-trimethyl-N-oxide
  ▸  Pyridine-2,4,6-trimethyl-N-oxide-dihydrate

Synonyms
  • collidine
Classifications
  • chemical precursor

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