American Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2018

  • Frugal Utilization of Flue-Cured Virginia Nicotiana tabacum Leaf Wastes as a Vicissitudinous Substrate for Optimized Synthesis of Pyridine-3-Carboxylic Acid

    Timothy Omara, Bashir Musau, Sarah Kagoya

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 49-54
    Received: Nov. 19, 2018
    Accepted: Dec. 08, 2018
    Published: Jan. 25, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhc.20180404.11
    Abstract: Agrotransformation of tobacco leaves into cigarettes and cigars spawns upto 75% wastes which is an environmental and public nuisance owing to its noxious 0.6-3% (w/w) 3-(1-methyl-2-pyrrolindyl) pyridine (MPP) content. Considerately, this volumetric agrowaste is a prodigal loss during tobacco processing. Consequently, the utilization of these frugal... Show More