Actinidine

Actinidine
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Chemical FormulaC10H13N
Molecular weight147.221 g/mol
Names and Identifiers
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Traditional NameActinidine
CAS Registry Number524-03-8

 

Actinidine is a member of the class of cyclopentapyridines that is 6,7-dihydrocyclopenta[c]pyridine bearing two methyl substituents at positions 4 and 7. It has a role as a plant metabolite and a pheromone. It is a cyclopentapyridine and a pyridine alkaloid.

Actinidine is also a pheromone for a variety of insects. Actinidine is a cat attractant, with effects like those of nepetalactone, the active compound found in catnip.

 

 

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