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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-H315-H319-H331-H335-H340-H350-H360
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause genetic defects. May cause cancer. May damage fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P235-P264b-P270-P271-P280i-P281-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P311-P312-P330-P332+P313-P362-P370+P378q-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep cool. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant