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2,4-Hexadienal, is used in the synthesis of chiral cycloadducts. 2,4-Hexadienal is used as a flavouring agent, as a chemical intermediate in various organic synthetic reactions and as a raw material in the manufacture of sorbic acid. It is also used as in the manufacture of polymethine dyes, as a pharmaceutical intermediate in the manufacture of mitomycins and antihypercholesteraemics, as an inhibitor of corrosion for steel used in oil field operations, as a monomer in reactions with silane comonomers for the manufacture of polyalkenyloxysilane polymer and as a fumigant against larvae of the Caribbean fruit fly.
Margaret P. OConnor.; John C. Wenger.; Abdelwahid Mellouki.; Klaus Wirtz.; Amalia Muñoz. The atmospheric photolysis of E-2-hexenal, Z-3-hexenal and E,E-2,4-hexadienal. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2006, 105, (44), 5236-5246.
Maurice Brookhart.; David L. Harris. Generation of trans-π-pentadienyliron tricarbonyl cations from protonation of (trans,trans-2,4-hexadienal)iron tricarbonyl. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry.1972, 42, (2), 441-446.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H227-H301-H311-H314-H318-H317
Combustible liquid. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. 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.