3,4-Dihydroxy-3-cyclobutene-1,2-dione, 98+%

CAS Number 2892-51-5 Synonyms
  • Squaric acid

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3,4-Dihydroxy-3-cyclobutene-1,2-dione, 98+%

MDL: MFCD00001334
EINECS: 220-761-4

Chemical Properties

Formula: C4H2O4  Melting point: >300°
Formula weight: 114.06  Flash point: 190°(374°F)

Literature References

Interesting dibasic acid, readily forming salts, acid chloride, esters, amides, etc. Esters of squaric acid have been used to synthesize chiral bioisosteres for the amino acid functionality: J. Org. Chem., 57, 6896 (1992).

For reviews of squaric acid and its derivatives, see: Synthesis, 1, 649, 869 (1978); 961 (1980). See also: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 263 (1993).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H314-H318

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.

Precautionary Statements : P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501A

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.


Other References

Beilstein: 774275
UN#: UN3261
Hazard Class: 8
Packing Group: II
Harmonized Tariff Code: 2914.40
RTECS: GU1800000
3,4-Dihydroxy-3-cyclobutene-1,2-dione, 98+% - CAS 2892-51-5 - Formula C4H2O4


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