Uvitonic acid

Uvitonic acid
IUPAC name
6-Methyl-2,4-pyridinedicarboxylic acid
Other names
  • 6-Methyl-pyridine-3,4-dicarboxylic acid
  • 6-Methylcinchomeronic acid
  • 6-Methylpyridine-3,4-dicarboxylic acid
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ChemSpider 14208829
Molar mass 181.145480 g/mol
Appearance White crystalline solid
Density 1.5±0.1 g/cm3
Melting point 170 °C (dec.)(lit.)
Boiling point 525.3±50.0 °C at 760 mmHg
Vapor pressure 0.0±1.5 mmHg at 25°C
GHS pictograms [1]
GHS signal word WARNING
H302, H315, H319, H335
P261, P301+312, P302+352, P304+340, P305+351+338
Flash point 271.5±30.1 °C
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Uvitonic acid (6-methyl-2,4-pyridinedicarboxylic acid) is an organic compound with the formula CH3C5H2N(COOH)2.[2][3] The acid is a pyridine analogue of the benzene derivative uvitic acid.[4] Under normal conditions, the acid is a white crystalline substance.[5]


Uvitonic acid is obtained by the action of ammonia on glutaric acid.[6]

See also


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  2. "CAS No. 499-50-3 (uvitonic acid)". guidechem.com. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  3. "Uvitonic acid". Chemical Book. chemicalbook.com. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  4. Senning, Alexander (2006). Elsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology: The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology. Elsevier. p. 410. ISBN 9780080488813. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. "Uvitonic acid". wiktionary.org. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  6. Coffey, S. (June 3, 2016). Dihydric Alcohols, Their Oxidation Products and Derivatives: A Modern Comprehensive Treatise (2 ed.). Elsevier. p. 237. ISBN 9781483221311. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
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