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2-Methylbenzophenone, is used as an important raw material and intermediate in organic Synthesis, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and dyestuff.
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For a review of the Elbs reaction, in which 2-alkylbenzophenones are cyclized at high temperatures to anthracenes, see: Org. React., 1, 129 (1942).
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. 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. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.