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Allyl alcohol is widely used as a precursor to many specialized compounds such as allyl glycidyl ether, allyl diglycidyl carbonate, allyl methacrylate, flame-resistant materials, drying oils and plasticizers. It is used as a raw material for the synthesis of glycerol, glycidyl ethers, esters and amines. It is involved in the synthesis of a variety of polymerizable esters such as diallyl phthalate.
Carboxylic acids can be protected as allyl esters, by reaction of allyl alcohol with an activated carboxyl group. They are readily cleaved in the presence of Pd catalysts: J. Org. Chem., 47, 587 (1982); Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 23, 71 (1984); J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1216 (1990).
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Fukuda, K.; Tojino, M.; Goto, K.; Dohi, H.; Nishida, Y.; Mizuno, M. A recyclable heavy fluorous tag carrying an allyl alcohol pendant group: design and evaluation toward applications in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry. Carbohydr. Res. 2015, 407, 122-130.
Hazard Statements: H225-H301-H310+H330-H315-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P262-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P284-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P312-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P50
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe 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. Wear respiratory 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 if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam