Used in chemistry as a hindered base because it can dissolve in organic solvents unlike ordinary bases such as potassium hydroxide.
2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidine or TEMP is an organic compound of the amine class. In appearance, it is a colorless liquid and has a "fishy", amine-like odor. This amine is used in chemistry as a hindered base (hindered amine) because it can dissolve in organic solvents unlike inorganic bases such as potassium hydroxide.
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