It is a reactant in the enantioselective synthesis of (R)-selegiline, an anti-Parkinson's drug, (S)-benzphetamine, an anti-obesity agent, and (S)-sitagliptin, an anti-diabetic drug.
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Linrong Zhu, et al. Design and Synthesis of 4-(2,4,5-Trifluorophenyl)butane-1,3-diamines as Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Inhibitors.ChemMedChem.,2013,8(7), 1104-1116.
Hazard Statements: H226-H315-H319-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280g-P305+P351+P338
Wear protective gloves. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.