Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Page Content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Testing Status of 2-Acetylpyridine M980010


CASRN: 1122-62-9

Formula: C7-H7-N-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Ethanone, 1-(2-pyridinyl)-
  • Ketone, methyl 2-pyridyl

Known Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate in organic synthetic, pharmaceutical & agricultural chemical manufacture and as an analytical reagent. Also used as a food additive as a flavor enhancer, flavoring agent or adjuvant. Potential use as an inhalant to suppress appetite. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A52190)  Completed 
    •  Negative