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(S)-(-)-Glycidol is employed in the synthesis of chiral (E)-allylic alcohol side-chains for introduction into prostacyclin and prostaglandin frameworks by cross-metathesis. Also used as a starting reagent to synthesize non-peptidic HIV protease inhibitors.
Neil A Sheddan; Johann Mulzer. Cross metathesis as a general strategy for the synthesis of prostacyclin and prostaglandin analogues. Organic Letters. 2006, 8(14), 3101-3104.
Haines TD; Adlaf KJ; Pierceall RM, et al. Direct Determination of MCPD Fatty Acid Esters and Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters in Vegetable Oils by LC-TOFMS. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 2011, 88(1), 1-14.
Hazard Statements: H227-H302-H312-H331-H315-H319-H341-H350-H360-H335
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer. May damage fertility or the unborn child. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P201-P261-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.