3-Methyl-1,2-butadiene has been used to study the photo-induced reaction of 1,1-dimethylallene with the cyanoarenes 1,2,4,5-tetracyanobenzene, 1,4-dicyanobenzene and 1,4-dicyanonaphthalene in the presence of methanol as nucleophile.
Stephen Bell; Peter Groner; Gamil A. Guirgis and James R. Durig. Far-Infrared Spectrum, ab Initio, and DFT Calculations and Two-Dimensional Torsional Potential Function of Dimethylallene (3-Methyl-1,2-butadiene).J. Phys. Chem. A.2000, 104 (3), 514-520.
Judit Sóvágó; M. Gary Newton; Evgenia A. Mushina and Ferenc Ungváry. Intermediate Complexes in the Octacarbonyl Dicobalt-Initiated Living Polymerization of 3-Methyl-1,2-butadiene.J. Am. Chem. Soc.1996, 118 (40), 9589-9596.
Hydroboration with (+)-diisopinocampheylborane gives 3,3-dimethylallyldiisopinocampheylborane, which has been used in the chiral isoprenylation of aldehyde; the reaction was used in the synthesis of artemisia alcohol in 96% ee: Tetrahedron Lett., 25, 1215 (1984).
Hazard Statements: H225-H315-H319-H335-H304
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor 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.