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3-Bromofuran was a synthesis reagent used in the preparation of 2-substituted 3-furfurals. It was also used in the synthesis of 5,6-dehydronorcantharidins. It is one of the volatile metabolites discussed in studies for detecting and discriminating diseases of onion.
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Precursor of 3-lithiofuran by treatment with n-BuLi at low temperatures. Isomerization to 2-lithiofuran tends to occur above -40o: Tetrahedron, 46, 1199 (1990). With LDA at -78o, selective 2-lithiation can be achieved to give 3-bromo-2-lithiofuran, which has been used in synthesis of phenethylthiazolylthiourea (PETT) analogues as potential HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitors: J. Med. Chem., 39, 4261 (1996).
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-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P261-P264b-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant