What Is 2-Amino-6-Methylpyridine?   

jauhar khan
@jauhar123 | Posted 14 Mar. 2019

2-Amino-6-methylpyridine is used as an intermediate in the pharmaceutical industry for the manufacture of nalidixic acid etc. It is also used for laboratory utilization, analysis, research and fine chemistry.

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Let's see it's purification methods

Purification Methods: Crystallize it three times from acetone and dry it supporting vacuum at ca 45o. Alternatively, keep it in contact with NaOH beads for 3 hours, with rare shaking, decant and fractionally distill it. It also recrystallizes from CH2Cl2 on an extension of pet ether.

Let's have a look at raw materials and specifications

Raw materials:

  • 4-Chlorobenzaldehyde

  • 2-Picoline Sodium

  • Ferric nitrate

  • Ammonia


  • Purity(GC)         min. 98.0 %

  • Purity                 min. 98.0 %

  • MP                           42.0 to 45.0 deg-C

  • Solubility in Water    very low turbidity