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Not to be confused with Actinide or Actinium.
Line Structure
CAS number 524-03-8 N
ChemSpider 61533 YesY
KEGG C09910 YesY
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Molecular formula C10H13N
Molar mass 147.22 g mol−1
Melting point < 25 °C (77 °F; 298 K)
Boiling point 100 to 103 °C (212 to 217 °F; 373 to 376 K) at 9 mmHg[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Actinidine is a pyridine derivative found in the essential oil of valerian (Valeriana officinalis) root[2] 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.


  1. ^ Sakan, Takeo; Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 1959, V32, P315-16.
  2. ^ 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.