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IUPAC name 2,6-Dimethylpyridine
Other names Lutidine
CAS number 108-48-5
PubChem 7937
Molecular formula C7H9N
Molar mass 107.153 g/mol
Appearance Clear oily liquid
Density 0.9252
Melting point

-5.8 °C, 267 K, 22 °F

Boiling point

144 °C, 417 K, 291 °F

Solubility in water 27.2% at 45.3 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

2,6-Lutidine is a natural heterocyclic aromatic organic compound. It has been isolated from the basic fraction of coal tar and from bone oil.[1] It is a dimethyl substituted derivative of pyridine.

In organic synthesis, 2,6-lutidine is widely used as a sterically hindered mild base.

See also


  1. ^ a b Merck Index, 11th Edition, 5485.
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