4-Methylimidazole is used for the curing agent of epoxy resin, the main raw material of medicine cimetidine. It can also be used for synthesis of antibacterial agent.
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Koji Hasegawa.; Taka-aki Ono.; Takumi Noguchi. Vibrational Spectra and Ab Initio DFT Calculations of 4-Methylimidazole and Its Different Protonation Forms:? Infrared and Raman Markers of the Protonation State of a Histidine Side Chain. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2000, 104 (17), 4253-4265.
Hazard Statements: H302-H314-H318
Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P201-P280i-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear 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.