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5,5'-Dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine is widely used as an intermediate in organic synthesis and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as a raw material in the synthesis of dyestuffs and agrochemicals. It is used as a precursor for the preparation of 5-methyl-5vinyl-2,2-bipyridine.
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Li, H. H.; Ma, N.; Li, K. H. A 3D Mesomeric Supramolecular Structure of a Cu(II) Coordination Polymer with 1,1'-Biphenyl-2,2',3,3'-tetracarboxylic Acid and 5,5'-Dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine Ligands. J. Inorg. Organometal. Polym. Mater. 2012, 22 (6), 1320-1324.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. 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 or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant