As polar, basic, low-reactive solvent, precursor, and reagent, pyridine finds wide range of applications in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and in the manufacture of dyes and rubber. Further it is used in the textile industry to improve network capacity of cotton. Pyridine finds applications in specialty chemical reagents like Cornforth reagent (pyridinium dichromate, PDC), pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC), the Collins reagent (complex of chromium(VI) oxide with pyridine) and the Sarret reagent (complex of chromium(VI) oxide with pyridine). Pyridine is a widely used ligand in coordination chemistry. Pyridine-base adducts like pyridine-borane and pyridine-sulfur trioxide are widely used owing to their superior characteristics in their reactivity and solubility characteristics.
Miscible with water, alcohol, ether, pet ether, and oils.
Pyridine is stable under normal temperatures and pressures. It is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, and acids.
|Miscible with water, alcohol, ether, pet ether, oils|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Highly flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
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 ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
Store in a well-ventilated place.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: PYRIDINE
RTECSNumber : UR8400000
TSCA : TSCA