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Used for postfunctional addition to polyphenylacetylene derivatives to change the oxygen permeability. As reactant for Regioselective [2+2] cycloaddition reaction for production of BODIPY dyes2 and TCBD derivatives, Thermal addition reaction with alkynes, One-pot reactions with nucleophilic reagents forming aromatic cyanovinyl compounds, Synthesis of cobalt tetracyanoethylene films, Biotransformation by Botrytis cinerea.
Masakazu Morimoto,; Kimie Murata,; Tsuyoshi Michinobu. Photochemical control of a highly efficient addition reaction between electron-rich alkynes and tetracyanoethylene.. Chemical Communications. 2011 47 (35), 9819-9821.
Songlin Niu,; Gilles Ulrich,; Pascal Retailleau,; Raymond Ziessel. Regioselective synthesis of 5-monostyryl and 2-tetracyanobutadiene BODIPY dyes. Organic Letters, 2011, 13 (19), 4996-4999.
Versatile reagent and reactive dienophile. Reviews: Miscellaneous chemistry: Chem. Rev., 67, 611 (1967); Synthesis, 249 (1986); Addition and cycloaddition reactions: Synthesis, 749 (1987); Organometallic chemistry: Synthesis, 959 (1987).
π-Acid catalyst, compare DDQ (2,3-Dichloro-5,6-dicyanobenzoquinone, A11879) for the rearrangement of epoxides to ketones, formation of acetonides (1,3-dioxolanes) by reaction of epoxides with acetone: Chem. Lett., 17 (1993), formation of epoxides with hydrogen peroxide: Chem. Pharm. Bull., 43, 686 (1995), and for stereospecific alcoholysis of epoxides under mild conditions: Synlett, 847 (1993). In the presence of pyridine, carboxylic acids are converted to anhydrides: Tetrahedron Lett., 26, 1503 (1985). In an alcohol as solvent, catalyzes esterification and transesterification reactions: Chem. Lett., 55 (1997).
Also catalyzes the carbon-carbon bond formation reactions of aldehydes, ketones and acetals with silylated nucleophiles including Trimethylsilyl cyanide, A19598, allyltrimethylsilane, silyl enol ethers and triethylsilane: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 2155 (1995).
Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H315-H319-H331-H335
Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P262-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P311-P330-P337+P313-P363-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. 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 SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. 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. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant