4-Methoxybenzyl mercaptan is used to synthesize many ω-mercapto amino acids with side-chain lengths ranging from 3-5 methylene units. It is used as an internal standard in the Quantitative determination of wine polyfunctional mercaptans at the level of nanogram per liter.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P280h-P305+P351+P338
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.