4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)pyridine acts as a reagent for the protection of carboxyl groups as their 2-(4-pyridyl)ethyl esters in organic synthesis. Further, it is used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient intermediate.
Miscible with water.
Hygroscopic. Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, bases and mineral acids.
|8° to 10°C|
|121° to 122°C (2mmHg)|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : UT2971000
TSCA : TSCA