It is a ligand for metal-catalyzed carbonylations, hydration, dehydrogenative coupling, carbostannylation, distannylation, and silylation. It is also employed as a reagent for Mitsunobu reaction.
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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