INTRODUCTION

2-Methylimidazole is a monomethylated imidazole that can be used as a building block in synthesis  of a wide range of biologically active compounds. Synthesized through Radziszewski reaction involving acetaldehyde, glyoxal, and ammonia, it is a sterically hindered imidazole that is used to simulate the coordination of histidine to heme complexes. It is is highly soluble in polar organic solvents and water.

It can be deprotonated to make imidazolate-based coordination polymers . it is a precursor to a range of drugs and is a ligand in coordination chemistry.

Synonyms2-Methyl-1H-imidazole; 2-MeIm; 2-Methylglyoxaline
CAS no.693-98-1
EINECS no.211-765-7
Molecular formulaC4H6N2
Molecular weight82.10
Structure

Applications

2-Methylimidazole is used as a raw material for preparation of nitroimidazole antibiotics, which are useful in combating anaerobic bacterial and parasitic infections.
It is used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient intermediate such as metronidazole and fodder growth promoter dimetridazole.
As an intermediate for  producing pranti-trichomonal pesticides.
It is employed as a hardener or accelerator for epoxy resin and auxiliary agent for textile dyes.
Widely used as a polymerization cross-linking accelerator and a hardener for epoxy resin systems for semiconductor potting compounds and soldering masks.
It is a component of numerous polymers, including , acrylic rubber – fluororubber laminates, and epoxy silane coatings.
Used as additives for the preparation of foam plastics.
As a catalyst for refolding of enhanced colored fluorescent protein.
In synthesis of 1-benzyl-2-methylimidazole & 2-methyl-4-nitroimidazole.

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
AppearanceWhite crystals
Purity (by GC)%Min 99.0
Melting Point°C142.0 – 146.0
Water (by KF)%Max 0.50

STORAGE
Product is stored at ambient temperature.

PACKING
25 kg  Fibre Drums.

2-Methylimidazole offered by ExSyn is available on commercial scale. No matter the quantity you need, our exceptional quality and service will make ExSyn your supplier of choice! If you need any additional information or SDS, please get in touch with us.

More Products
In focus: Pyrophosphoryl Chloride
Products in focus · 29/11/2022

Pyrophosphoryl chloride is colourless to pale yellow liquid, reasonably easy to handle. It reacts violently with water & miscible with most organic solvents.
It is used in pharmaceutical and other organic synthesis, as laser materials and electronic components.

READ MORE
In focus: Benzilic Acid Ethyl Ester
Products in focus · 22/11/2022

Benzilic acid ethyl ester is an oil organic liquid. Its reactivity is attributed to the presence of the hydroxyl group at alpha-position to the carboxylic acid group and hence it participates in various reactions leading to value-added intermediates and APIs.

READ MORE
In focus: Bromobenzene
Products in focus · 15/11/2022

Bromobenzene, an aryl halide, is a clear, colorless liquid with a pleasant odor. It is soluble in methanol and diethyl ether, and very slightly soluble in cold water.

READ MORE
In focus: Dibutyltin Dilaurate
Products in focus · 08/11/2022

Dibutyltin laurate is an organotin compound with oily appearance. The lauric acid ester is used in various industrial applications as catalyst.

READ MORE
In focus: Pyridine Hydrobromide
Products in focus · 01/11/2022

Pyridine hydrobromide is a white to off-white hygroscopic crystalline solid with melting point/freezing point of 216 °C to 219 °C. It is miscible in water. It used in many chemical synthesis studies.

READ MORE
In focus: Chrysanthemic acid
Products in focus · 25/10/2022

Chrysanthemic acid is a cyclic organic compound. The product occurs naturally in its ester form in pyrethrum flowers. It is also found as metabolite of pyrenthrins. The acid carries a sweet odor thereby enabling its uses in flavors and is used to synthesize agrochemicals as well.

READ MORE
In focus: Propionic Anhydride
Products in focus · 18/10/2022

Propionic Anhydride is a colorless liquid having a pungent odor and high boiling point. It is miscible with most organic solvents. It is soluble in both water and alcohol. It is a widely used reagent in organic synthesis as well as for producing specialty derivatives of cellulose.

READ MORE
In focus: 2-Cyclohexene-1-one
Products in focus · 11/10/2022

2-Cyclohexene-1-one is an organic intermediate used in synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and fragrances. It is a ketone, or more precisely, an enone.

READ MORE
In focus: Colchicine
Products in focus · 04/10/2022

It is an alkaloid used in the symptomatic relief of pain in attacks of gouty arthritis, pseudogout, sarcodial arthritis, calcific tendinitis and to treat the inflammatory symptoms of Familial Mediterranean Fever.
It appears as odourless or nearly odourless pale yellow needles or powder that darkens on exposure to light.

READ MORE