It is used as intermediate in production of organ fluorine compounds & as a monomer in fluoropolymer production. It is used as a trifluoromethylated synthetic building block for the synthesis of trifluoromethyl-substituted molecules.
Junji Ichikawa; Yuichiro Ishibashi; Hiroki Fukui. A novel synthesis of functionalized 1,1-difluoro-1-alkenes via isolable 2,2-difluorovinylsilanes. Tetrahedron Letters. 2003, 44 (4), 707-710.
Qi Chen; Xiao-Long Qiu; Feng-Ling Qing. Nucleophilic addition of 3,3,3-trifluoropropynyllithium to d-glyceraldimine: Concise synthesis of both enantiomers of 5,5,5-trifluoronorvaline. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. 2007, 128 (10), 1182-1186.
Precursor of 1-(trifluoromethylvinyl) organometallic species which permit the introduction of this useful fragment into a variety of molecules. For a review, see: Tetrahedron, 50, 2993 (1994).
Treatment with LDA gives a trifluoromethylacetylene anion synthon which reacts with electrophiles to give trifluoromethylethynyl products: J. Fluorine Chem., 80, 145 (1996).
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280g-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves. 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.