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It is used as a GC reagent for detection of sterols at low concentration as flophemesyl derivatives, readily detected by electron capture. Chlorodimethyl(pentafluorophenyl)silane is an extremely sensitive derivatizing agent for the analysis of sterols and lower aliphatic alcohols by electron capture gas chromatography.
Ainsley J. Francis, et al. Flophemesyl derivatives of alcohols, phenols, amines and carboxylic acids and their use in gas chromatography with electron-capture detection.J. Chromatogr. A.,1978,1,(21), 111-117.
E.D. Morgan, et al. Formation of pentafluorophenyldimethylsilylethers and their use in the gas chromatographic analysis of sterols.J. Chromatogr. A.,1975,104(2), 351-358.
GC reagent for detection of sterols at low concentration as flophemesyl derivatives, readily detected by electron capture: J. Chromat., 89, 225 (1974); 104, 351 (1975); 161, 111 (1978); Org. Mass Spectrom., 11, 671 (1978).
Hazard Statements: H314-H335
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. 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. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant