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Good polar protic solvent, in its ester form it acts as a solvent for inks paints and coatings. Used in laboratory as a solvent for recrystallization, manufacture of camphor, cellulose acetate, polyvinyl acetate. It involves in Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement. Used for preparation of mono-lithium salt of 5-sulfoisophthalic acid.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H314
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant