Dytek® MGN Methylglutaronitrile

Product Information

Molecular Structure
IUPAC Name 2-methylpentanedinitrile
CAS Number
  • 4553-62-2
Other Names
  • 2-Methylglutaronitrile
  • 2-Methylpentanedinitrile
  • 2-methyl Pentanedinitrile
  • Dytek® MGN
Molecular Formula C6H8N2
Molecular Weight 108.144 g/mol
Description Clear, colorless liquid
Typical Composition
(wt %)
2-Methylglutaronitrile 99.5
2-Ethylsuccinonitrile 0.5
Chemical & Physical Properties

Chemical & Physical Properties

Property Name Value
Boiling Point, °C, 760 mmHg 274
Melting Point, °C (°F) –44 (-48)
Flash Point, tcc, °C (°F) 126 (259)
Specific Gravity, 25°C (77°F) 0.95
Viscosity, 25°C (77°F), cP 5.8
Applications & Uses

Applications & Uses

  • Extractive distillation
  • Extraction solvent

Hydrolysis to Methylglutaric Acid

Dytek® MGN

Pentanedioic acid, 2-methyl-

Alcoholysis to esters

Dytek® MGN

2-methyl-, 1,5-dimethyl ester


Cyclization to 3-methylpiperidine, beta-picoline

Dytek® MGN


Synthesis of triazine derivatives

Dytek® MGN

Not Yet Determined
Further transformation of the nitrile groups to -COOH, - NH2, or -OH possible

References in Literature

References in Literature

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Title Journal or Book Year
Structural transformation, thermal endurance, and identification of evolved gases during heat treatment processes of carbon fiber polymer precursors focusing on the stereoregularity Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 2017
Specialty Enzymes for Chemical Needs Quality Living Through Chemurgy and Green Chemistry 2016
Recent advances and challenges in the heterologous production of microbial nitrilases for biocatalytic applications World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2016
Inkjet Printing of Biomolecules for Biorecognition Design of Polymeric Platforms for Selective Biorecognition 2015
Chemical and enzymatic approaches to the synthesis of optically pure ethyl (R)-4-cyano-3-hydroxybutanoate Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2013


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