Pyridinium trifluoromethanesulfonate, esters are used as a catalyst for the reactions of: condensation of alcohols and carboxylic acids, reaction of aromatic compounds with sulfonyl chlorides, cracking of alkanes, alkylation of alkenes, isomerisation of alkanes and trans-alkylation of aromatics, trans-bromination and other Friedel-Crafts reactions.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H332-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/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.