4-Aminobutyraldehyde dimethyl acetal acts as an intermediate in organic synthesis. It is used in the preparation of pineal hormone melatonin by reaction with 4-methoxyphenylhydrazine hydrochloride and acetic anhydride. Further, it is also used in the preparation of ficuseptine, juliprosine, and juliprosopine.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H302-H314-H317
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
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.