tert-Butyl 2,2,2-trichloroacetimidate is used to produce di-tert-butyl peroxide at temperature of -5°C. It may be used in the synthesis of N-α-Fmoc-phospho(1-nitrophenylethyl-2-cyanoethyl)-L-serine, caged building block. It may be used in the conversion of alcohols and carboxylic acids to their respective ethers and esters.
Deborah M Rothman; M Eugenio Vazquez; Elizabeth M Vogel; Barbara Imperiali. Caged phospho-amino acid building blocks for solid-phase peptide synthesis. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2003, 68 (17), 5150-5154.
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Reagent for preparation of t-butyl ethers and esters under mild conditions: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 2247 (1985); Tetrahedron Lett., 29, 2483 (1988). See also Appendix 6.
Hazard Statements: H226-H315-H319-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. 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.