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Pinacol is used in the preparation of synthetic intermediates like pinacolborane, bis(pinacolato)diboron and pinacolchloroborane by reaction with boron trichloride. Further, it plays an important role as an intermediate for biologically active compounds like antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antituberculous.
Reddy, B. V. S.; Reddy, S. G.; Durgaprasad, M.; Bhadra, M. P.; Sridhar, B. Domino Prins/pinacol reaction for the stereoselective synthesis of spiro[pyran-4,4'-quinoline]-2',3'-dione derivatives. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13 (32), 8729-8733.
Yoshimura, A.; Saeki, T.; Nomoto, A.; Ogawa, A. Pinacol couplings of a series of aldehydes and ketones with SmI2/Sm/Me3SiCl in DME. Tetrahedron 2015, 71 (33), 5347-5355.
Hazard Statements: H303-H315-H319
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280a-P305+P351+P338-P312a-P321-P332+P313-P337+P313
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. Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: