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α-Methylstyrene (AMS) is used in the synthesis of (acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylic copolymer)/(α-methylstyrene-acrylonitrile copolymer). It is used in the manufacture of plasticizers, resins and polymers.
Ray L. Sweany; Jack Halpern. Hydrogenation of .alpha.-methylstyrene by hydridopentacarbonylmanganese (I). Evidence for a free-radical mechanism.J. Am. Chem. Soc.1977, 99 (25), 8335-8337.
Toshinobu Higashimura; Masami Kamigaito; Makoto Kato; Toshiyuki Hasebe; Mitsuo Sawamoto.Macromolecules.1977, 26 (11), 2670-2673.
For asymmetric ene-reaction with methyl glyoxylate, catalyzed by a chiral binaphthyl (see (R)-(+)-1,1'-Bi(2-naphthol), L08305) Ti(O-i-Pr)4 complex to give methyl (2R)-3-hydroxy-4-phenyl-4-pentenoate, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 596 (1998):
In the presence of trichloroacetic acid, has been reported for the protection of 5-substituted tetrazoles as their N-cumyl derivatives. Deprotection was effected by catalytic transfer hydrogenolysis: J. Org. Chem., 64, 9301 (1999).
Hazard Statements: H226-H319-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. 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.