• February 23, 2020
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India | Pyridine (Quality Control) Order, 2020 (1 page(s), in English)

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Title of document
Pyridine (Quality Control) Order, 2020 (1 page(s), in English)

Pyridine is used as solvent in dyestuff industry, pharmaceutical industry and as a laboratory reagent. It is also used in the manufacture of drug intermediates like 2- aminopyridine, 2, 6-diaminopyridine, pheniramine, vitamins, adhevies, food flavouring agent etc. it is also used in the manufacture of pesticides. The Indian standard of pyridine stipulates minimum purity content, and maximum limit of impurities such as copper content, ammonium compounds, chlorides and sulphates etc.  Since pyridine finds application in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, its quality need to conform to the BIS standards otherwise impurities present in Pyridine enter the animal & human chain. The locally manufactured or imported Pyridine shall conform to the Indian standard (IS 8058: 2018) and shall bear the standard mark under license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The use of standard mark is governed by the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act 1986 and the Rules and Regulations made there under. Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority.

Notifying member: India


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment

The standard of Pyridine is being made mandatory to protect the human health and overall eco system.


Agency responsible
Department of chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India.


  • Submission: 11/02/2020
  • Reception: 12/02/2020
  • Distribution: 13/02/2020
  • Final date for comments: 13/04/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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