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2-Fluoropropionic acid is used in the medical field for diagnostic purposes. It is labeled with 18F and is used as an imaging agent for detecting prostate cancer in humans. It is also used to prepare 2-fluoro fatty acids, compounds that exhibit antifungal properties.
Herman Gershon; J.A.A. Renwick. Gas chromatography of fluorinated fatty acids : I. Separation and identification of lower 2-fluorofatty acids. Journal of Chromatography A. 1965, 20 134-137.
D. O'Hagan. Preparation of monofluorocarboxylic acids using N,N-diethyl-1,1.2,3,3,3-hexafluoropropylamine. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. 1989, 43 (3), 371-377.
Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H332-H314-H318
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P310a
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor