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Imidazole-4-carboxaldehyde is a 4-formyl derivative of imidazole used in the preparation of C17,20-lyase inhibitor for the treatment of androgen-dependent prostate cancer. It is also used in the synthesis of other biologically active compounds such as antimalarial drugs, fabrication of colorimetric chemosensor.
Seon-Yeong Gwon; Sung-Hoon Kim. Anion sensing and F--induced reversible photoreaction of D-π-A type dye containing imidazole moiety as donor. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 2014, 117, 810-813.
K Honda; Y Nishijima. Convenient synthesis of alkyl esters of urocanic acid. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1981, 70 (1), 98-99.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. 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.