It is used as a starting material for further derivatization, including halogenation, acylation, and diazo coupling.
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Calixarenes are 'basket-shaped' compounds with the ability to hold molecules and metal ions in their cavities. Suitable modification of the calixarene molecule allows enzyme-like activity in chemical reactions to be studied.
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Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-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. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.