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5-Acetylvaleric acid, is used as a reagent to synthesize new penicillins containing keto acids as side chains. It is also used to study the various metabolic pathways of 4-hydroxypentanoate and Levulinate. It is also used as an Pharmaceutical intermediate.
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Timothy L. Macdonald.; Robert Dolan. Regiospecific 2.beta.-chloro-3-tropinone preparation. A synthesis of tropinone and pseudopelletierine. J. Org. Chem. 1979, 44, (26), 4973-4976.
Hazard Statements: H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P201-P280i-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.