Ethyl bromodifluoroacetate, is used for the treatment of the Reformat sky reagent with aldehydes and ketones affords 2,2-difluoro-3-hydroxy esters. It is also used in the analysis of reagent purity through IR, NMR.
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Valuable building block for the introduction of the CF2 group by Reformatsky reaction with aldehydes. A further development of this chemistry involves the generation of an ɑɑ-difluoro-ß-lactone, followed by thermal decarboxylation as a high-yield route to 1,1-difluoroalkenes: J. Org. Chem., 60, 5378 (1995):
Hazard Statements: H225-H314-H318
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.