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2-Ethylimidazole is used as internal standard in the quantification of 4-(5-)methylimidazole (4MI) in coffee by GC-MS method. It is a versatile intermediate used as a building block for active ingredients as well as in epoxy curing.
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P. Jiménez.; M.V. Roux.; C. Turrion. Thermochemical properties of N-heterocyclic compounds IV. Enthalpies of combustion, vapor pressures and enthalpies of sublimation, and enthalpies of formation of 2-methylimidazole and 2-ethylimidazole. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 1992, 24 (11), 1145-1149.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H318-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. 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.