Purify the base by distillation, after standing over KOH pellets (at room temperature, i.e. liquid form). Its dihydrochloride has m 275o (sublimes in a vacuum), and its tetraphenyl boronate has m 164o. [Schwarzenbach et al. Helv Chim Acta 35 2333 1952, Beilstein 4 IV 1310.]
ChEBI: An alkane-alpha,omega-diamine comprising a straight-chain pentane core with amino substitutents at positions 1 and 5. A colourless syrupy liquid diamine with a distinctive unpleasant odour, it is a homologue of putresceine
and is formed by the bacterial decarboxylation of lysine that occurs during protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. It is also found in plants such as soyabean.
colourless to light yellow liquid with a very unpleasant smell