3,5-Lutidine in Pharmaceuticals

3,5-Lutidine in Pharmaceuticals

3,5-Lutidine (3,5-Dimethylpyridine) has different uses within the pharmaceutical market. 3,5-Lutidine is a dimethyl-substituted derivative of pyridine.  It is a heterocyclic organic compound that finds use as an intermediate in the pharmaceutical industry, as a solvent and catalyst, and as a structure directing agent for manufacture of zeolyte catalysts. 

3,5-Lutidine (3,5-Dimethylpyridine) has different uses within the pharmaceutical market.3,5-Lutidine is a dimethyl-substituted derivative of pyridine.  It is a heterocyclic organic compound that finds use as an intermediate in the pharmaceutical industry, as a solvent and catalyst, and as a structure directing agent for manufacture of zeolyte catalysts. 

Applications

Applications

Pharmaceutical Intermediate for Proton Pump Inhibitors

3,5-Lutidine is precursor for the active ingredients in the drugs Omeprazol and Esomeprazole, proton pump inhibitors that decrease the amount of acid produced by the stomach.  Popularized under patented brand names Prilosec and Nexium, these drugs are proven treatments for conditions where there is too much acid in the stomach, dyspepsia, heartburn, indigestion, ulcers, and acid reflux.  On the World Health Organizations List of Essential Medicines, these drugs are available in prescription and over the counter (OTC) forms, both generic and name brand.

Features

Typical Properties

Solution
Acid Value
Hydroxyl Value
Saponification Value
Iodine Value
Melt Point (°C)
Specific Gravity
Castorwax
3
158
179
5
85
1.023

Values shown in the above table are typical properties.

Application Highlights

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Used in medications that treat acid reflux

Medications

Critical component to treat painful health conditions caused by excessive stomach acid

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