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A18712 2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidine, 98+%

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A18712-06 5g 32.90
A18712-14 25g 106.00
A18712-22 100g 360.00
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2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidine, 98+%


Chemical Properties

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Air Sensitive. Store under Nitrogen. Ambient temperatures.
Miscible with water, ether, ethanol and acetic acid. Slightly miscible with chloroform.


2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidine is a hindered base used to prepare metallo-amide bases and selective generation of silylketene acetals. It is used in the preparation of hibarimicinone, (Z)-silylketene acetal and 4-substituted quinazoline. It acts as a precursor to Lithium tetramethylpiperidide and (2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl radical.


Incompatible with oxidizing agents, bases, strong acids, acid anhydrides, carbon dioxide and acid chlorides.

Literature References

Lithiation gives a highly-hindered, non-nucleophilic strong base; see, e.g. Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 571 (1988); 9, 426 (1998); Tetrahedron, 50, 3099 (1994). For use in selective isomerization of epoxides to aldehydes, see: J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2103 (1994). For a study of the influence of TMEDA and related chelating ligands on the solution structure of the lithiated base, see: J. Org. Chem., 62, 5748 (1997). The Mg derivative, obtained by reaction with n-BuMgCl, is also an effective strong base which has been used in the regioselective ortho-metallation of pyridine carbamates and carboxamides: J. Org. Chem., 60, 8414 (1995).

Walker, W. K.; Kay, B. M.; Michaelis, S. A.; Anderson, D. L.; Smith, S. J.; Ess, D. H.; Michaelis, D. J. Origin of Fast Catalysis in Allylic Amination Reactions Catalyzed by Pd-Ti Heterobimetallic Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (23), 7371-7378.

Longobardi, L. E.; Mahdi, T.; Stephan, D. W. B(C6F5)3 mediated arene hydrogenation/transannulation of para-methoxyanilines. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44 (16), 7114-7117.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H226-H301-H315-H319-H335

Flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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