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1-Naphthaldehyde is used in the synthesis of single-crystalline homochiral porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). It is also a starting material for the Canizzaro reaction to produce 1-Naphthoic acid and 1-Naphthalenemethanol.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H302-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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