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1,3-Dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone is used as a high-boiling polar aprotic solvent. It is used as a substitute solvent for toxic hexamethylphosphoramide. It finds application in detergents, dyestuffs, electronic materials and in the manufacture of polymers. It is involved in the preparation of 1,2-bis(trimethylsilyl)benzene. Further, it is utilized as a solvent during alfa-regioselective prenylation of imines. In addition to this, it constitutes the mobile phase during size-exclusion chromatographic analysis of cellulose.
High-boiling polar aprotic solvent which has been recommended as a replacement for the carcinogenic hexamethylphosphoric triamide, HMPA. It is stable to alkali metals and strong bases: J. Organomet. Chem., 92, C46 (1975); 117, 149 (1976).
For example, it has been used as a solvent for the displacement of non-activated aryl halides by thiolates: Tetrahedron Lett., 23, 4131 (1982); J. Org. Chem., 44, 2642 (1979); 45, 4376 (1980); and as a superior solvent in the Ullmann aryl ether synthesis: Chem. Lett., 899 (1988).
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Qin, Y. Y.; Ding, Q. R.; Yang, E.; Kang, Y.; Zhang, L.; Yao, Y. G. Two luminescent bcu-type metal-organic frameworks constructed from distinct cadmium clusters. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2015, 56, 83-86.
Hazard Statements: H227-H302-H312-H315-H319
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P280-P305+P351+P338-P301+P312a-P403+P235-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.