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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