2-Amino-4-methylpyridine has been used in the synthesis of 2-amino-4-methylpyridinium 2-hydroxybenzoate. It is potent inhibitor of NOS2 (iNOS) in vitro. It is used as pharmaceutical intermediate.
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Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H315-H318-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280-P305+P351+P338-P309-P310a-P337+P313
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or if you feel unwell: If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.