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It is a useful intermediate in the preparation of optically active α-hydroxyl carboxylic acids, α-hydroxyl aldehydes, α-hydroxy ketones, and 2-amino alcohols.
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Hazard Statements: H301-H315-H318
Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P280-P301+P310-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P332+P313-P362-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant