Patent Number: 6,841,672

Title: Method for producing 4-methyl pyrimidine

Abstract: A process is described for preparing 4-methylpyrimidine by reacting a 4,4-dialkoxy-2-butanone with a formamidine salt, optionally in the presence of a solvent or diluent, at temperatures of from 80 to 180.degree. C. In this way, 4-methylpyrimidine can be obtained in a substantially simpler manner and at the same time in higher yields than are possible by means of existing processes.

Inventors: Guthner; Thomas (Trostberg, DE), Graml; Bernhard (Garching, DE)

Assignee: Degussa AG

International Classification: C07D 239/26 (20060101); C07D 239/00 (20060101); C07D 239/26 ()

Expiration Date: 01/11/2022