methylethylpyridine

noun

: a liquid base C5H3N(CH3)(C2H5) that has a penetrating odor, is usually made by catalytic reaction of paraldehyde with ammonia, and is used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of nicotinic acid)

called also aldehyde collidine, aldehydine, collidine, 2-methyl-5-ethylpyridine

Word History

Etymology

methyl + ethyl + pyridine

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“Methylethylpyridine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylethylpyridine. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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