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2,2-Difluoroethanol is used as a chemical intermediates. It has wide applications in medicine and fluoropolymers.
Matti Perttilä. Vibrational spectra and normal coordinate analysis of 2,2-difluoroethanol and 2,2-dichloroethanol. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular Spectroscopy. 1979, 35 (1), 37-44.
R. Malhotra; L. A. Woolf. Thermodynamic properties of liquid 2,2-difluoroethanol. International Journal of Thermophysics. 1995, 16 (4), 901-908.
Precursor of a monofluoro acyl anion equivalent; compare 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol, A10788: Synlett, 503 (1994).
Hazard Statements: H225-H315-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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.