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It finds its application in the synthesis of optically active products. Used for the synthesis of various pharmaceutical compounds. It can also be used as a chiral derivatizing agent for determining the absolute configuration of secondary alcohols.
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Hazard Statements: H227-H302-H315-H318-H335
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. 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.