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|Molar mass||147.219 g/mol|
|Melting point||<25 °C|
|Boiling point||100-103 °C at 9 mmHg|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Actinidine is a pyridine derivative found in the essential oil of valerian (Valeriana officinalis) root and Actinidia polygama (silver vine). Actinidine is also a pheromone for a variety of insects. Actinidine is a cat attractant, with effects like those of nepetalactone, the active compound found in catnip.
- Sakan, Takeo; Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 1959, V32, P315-16.
- Janot MM, Guilhem J, Contz O, Venera G, Cionga E. (1979). "Contribution to the study of valerian alcaloids (Valeriana officinalis, L.): actinidine and naphthyridylmethylketone, a new alkaloid (article in French)". Ann. Pharm. Fr. 37 (9–10): 413–420. PMID 547813.
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