Pyridine is a Nazarene comprising a benzene core with chemical formula C5H5N. It appears as a clear colorless to light yellow liquid is a highly flammable, weakly alkaline, with a distinctive, unpleasant fish- like smell. It is miscible with water
|Specific Gravity (20°C/ 4°C)||0.983|
· Pyridine is use as chemical intermediate for piquet & parquet, piper dine.
· It is also used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals such as CNS stimulants, and local anesthetics.
· It acts as a solvent in manufacture of polycarbonate resins used in hand tools, small appliances, camera parts, safety helmets, and electrical connectors.
· Pyridine is used in purification of mercury fulminate in explosives manufacture.