4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone, a Nicotine-derived Carcinogenic Nitrosaminoketone (NNK): Three-dimensional Structure

Amy K. Katz, H. L. Carrell, Carol E. Afshar, Jenny P. Glusker, Dhimant Desai, Shantu Amin

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The three-dimensional structure of the carcinogenic nicotine-derived nitrosaminoketone, 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone, has been determined by X-ray crystallographic techniques. The molecule is essentially planar except for the methylnitrosamine group which is oriented at a dihedral angle of 68.7° to the pyridine ring. Molecules pack by way of C-H⋯O interactions that involve the -NNO group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-443
Number of pages5
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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