Piperidine in Pharmaceuticals
Piperidine is an organic heterocyclic amine that occurs naturally and is prepared synthetically through the hydrogenation of pyridine over a metal catalyst. Piperidine and its derivatives are common building blocks in pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and specialty chemicals. Piperidine can also act as a solvent and as a base and has great utility as a reagent in synthetic chemistry.
Piperidine is a base and a solvent in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Piperidine is useful as a reagent in solid phase peptide synthesis, acting to prevent unwanted side reactions in the peptide sequence and promoting amino acid coupling by proton scavenging. Peptide-based therapies are highly specific and recognized for their safety, efficacy, and patient tolerance. They find broad pharmaceutical applications including in metabolic diseases and oncology.
Melt Point (°C)
Values shown in the above table are typical properties.
Used in metabolism drugs
Artifical Food Dye
Used to provide color to otherwise colorless food
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