2-Methyl-4(5)-nitroimidazole was used to study the mechanism of both the alkaline and acidic hydrolysis of tinidazole. It is mainly used to synthesize intermediate of medicines such as Metronidazole and dimetridazole.
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Hazard Statements: H302
Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P264-P270-P301+P312a-P330-P501a
Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.