Actinidine

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Actinidine
Line Structure
Space-filling
Systematic name (S)-4,7-Dimethyl-6,7-dihydro-
5H-cyclopenta[c]pyridine
Chemical formula C10H13N
Molecular mass 147.219 g/mol
Density ? g/cm³
Melting point <25 °C
Boiling point 100-103 °C at 9 mmHg[1]
CAS number [524-03-8]
SMILES C[C@@H](CC1)C2=C1C(C)=CN=C2
Disclaimer and references

Actinidine is a chemical purported to be attractive to cats and is found in valerian root. Cultivators of Actinidia polygama (silver vine), which also contains actinidine, sometimes find their plants destroyed by enthusiastic cats. It is similar in structure to nepetalactone, the active compound found in catnip.

Actinidine is also a pheromone for a variety of insects.[2]

References

  1. Sakan, Takeo; Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 1959, V32, P315-16.
  2. Pherobase listing for actinidine

External links

nl:Actinidine de:Actinidin

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