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2-Ethyl-4-methyl-1H-imidazole is a useful synthetic intermediate. It can be used as a building block for active ingredients as well as in epoxy curing. It is used as an intermediate for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, dyes, textile auxiliaries, pigments and other organic chemicals.
M. S. Heise; and G. C. Martin. Mechanism of 2-ethyl-4-methylimidazole in the curing of the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A. Journal of Polymer Science Part C: Polymer Letters. 1988, 26 (3), 153-157,.
John M. Barton; andPeter M. Shepherd. The curing reaction of an epoxide resin with 2-ethyl-4-methylimidazole, a calorimetric study of the kinetics of formation of epoxide-imidazole adducts. Die Makromolekulare Chemie. 1975, 176 (4), 919-930.
Building block in synthesis of imidazoquinazolines as cardiovascular agents: J. Med. Chem., 34, 2671 (1991).
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H317-H318-H351
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes serious eye damage. Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P202-P261-P264b-P270-P272-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P310-P330-P333+P313-P362-P501c
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant