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It finds its application as a convenient organic-soluble source of formaldehyde; alternative to paraformaldehyde or formalin in many reactions. e.g. chloromethylation of aromatics; e.g. polystyrene. It is also used in homolytic formylation of heterocycles, used for organic synthesis, and in fuel.
W. Kern and V. Jaacks. Some kinetic effects in the polymerization of 1,3,5-trioxane.J. Polym. Sci.,1960,48(150), 399-404.
T. Chatelain, et al. Synthesis and characterization of high-silica EMT and FAU zeolites prepared in the presence of crown-ethers with either ethylene glycol or 1,3,5-trioxane.Zeolites.,1995,15(2), 90-96.
Convenient organic-soluble source of formaldehyde; alternative to Paraformaldehyde, A11313, or formalin in many reactions. e.g. chloromethylation of aromatics; e.g. polystyrene: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 112, 8187 (1990). For reviews of chloromethylation, see: Org. React., 1, 63 (1942); Russ. Chem. Rev., 46, 891 (1977). Caution! carcinogenic bis(chloromethyl) ether is formed in these reactions.
For use in combination with HBr for bromomethylation of aromatics, see: Synlett, 55 (1989).
Used in homolytic formylation of heterocycles, e.g. Lepidine, A14040: J. Org. Chem., 51, 536 (1986).
Hazard Statements: H228-H335-H361d
Flammable solid. May cause respiratory irritation. Suspected of damaging the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P240-P241-P261-P271-P281-P304+P340-P308+P313-P370+P378q-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant