Safety (MSDS) data for nicotine  

Safety (MSDS) data for nicotine

Hazard: Toxic


    Synonyms: 1-methyl-2-(3-pyridyl)pyrrolidine, 3-(1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)pyridine, l-3-(1-methyl-2-pyrolidyl)pyridine, nicocide, black leaf, black leaf 40, nicotine alkaloid, nico-dust, RCRA P075, OHS16430, destruxol orchid spray, emo-nik, fumeto bac, machnic, nico-dust, nico-fume, nic-sal, ortho N-4 dust, ten dust
    Molecular formula: C5H4NC4H7NCH3
    CAS No: 54-11-5
    EC No:

Physical data

    Appearance: oily colourless or pale yellow liquid with a pyridine odour
    Melting point: -79 C
    Boiling point: 247 C
    Vapour density: 5.6 ( air = 1 )
    Vapour pressure: 0.04 mm Hg at 20 C
    Density (g cm-3): 1.01
    Flash point: 95 C (closed cup)
    Explosion limits: 0.7 - 4.0%
    Autoignition temperature:
    Water solubility: miscible


    Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids. Combustible.


    Poison - may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Readily absorbed through the skin. Typical PEL 0.08 ppm.

    Toxicity data
    (The meaning of any abbreviations which appear in this section is given here.)
    ORL-RAT LD50 50 mg kg-1
    IPR-MUS LD50 5.9 mg kg-1
    SKN-RBT LD50 50 mg kg-1
    IVN-MUS LD50 0.8 mg kg-1
    SKN-RAT LD50 140 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
    (The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    R23 R24 R25.

Transport information

    (The meaning of any UN hazard codes which appear in this section is given here.)
    Hazard code 6.1. UN No 1654.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, gloves, good ventilation.

    Safety phrases
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