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Sigma-Aldrich

4-Aminopyridine

≥99%

Synonym(s):
4-Pyridinamine, 4-Pyridylamine, 4AP, Fampridine
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C5H6N2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
94.11
Beilstein:
105782
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

≥99%

form

solid

bp

273 °C (lit.)

mp

155-158 °C (lit.)

solubility

DMF: soluble(lit.)
DMSO: soluble(lit.)
THF: soluble(lit.)
acetone: soluble(lit.)
acetonitrile: soluble(lit.)
ethanol: soluble(lit.)
isopropanol: soluble(lit.)
methanol: soluble(lit.)
water: soluble(lit.)

SMILES string

Nc1ccncc1

InChI

1S/C5H6N2/c6-5-1-3-7-4-2-5/h1-4H,(H2,6,7)

InChI key

NUKYPUAOHBNCPY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) blocks the voltage-dependent potassium channels in other nerve membranes. 4-AP is a K+ channel blocker and causes epileptiform activity in in vitro preparations and is a potent convulsant in animals and man.

Application

4-Aminopyridine can be used as:
  • A reactant to prepare pharmacologically important 4-amino-N-pyridin-4-yl-butyramide hydrochloride.
  • A reactant to prepare cinnamic acid derivatives as potent cholinesterase inhibitors.
  • A starting material to prepare aza analogs of batracylin, a topoisomerase II inhibitor.

Packaging

1, 5 g in glass bottle

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

312.8 °F

Flash Point(C)

156 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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