Attempted lithiation led to rapid decomposition and self-condensation of the anion to give tarry products: J. Org. Chem., 45, 999 (1980)./n
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H227-H302-H315-H319-H335
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.