4-Dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) is a derivative of pyridine. Its basicity makes it a useful nucleophilic catalyst for a variety of reactions. It is used as an acylation catalyst in the synthesis of agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and polymers and as a coupling agent for the synthesis of peptide. It is used as an intermediate in the pharmaceutical industry for the synthesis drugs including anti-HIV treatment, analgesics and a chemotherapy drug.


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