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Thionyl chloride is used as a chlorinating reagent for acids and alcohols. It is often used in the preparation of a wide variety of alkyl chloride and acyl chloride compounds, which are useful in the manufacture of fine chemicals, drugs, drug intermediates and vitamins. It is used to prepare thionyl bromide and thionyl fluoride. It finds use in several important organic transformations including pummerer rearrangement, and in lithium batteries.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H314-H331-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. 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 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. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant