3-Furoic acid is used in synthesis of furan-2,5- and furan-2,4-dicarboxylic acid under solvent-free conditions via disproportionation reaction. It exhibits hypolipidemic activity in rodents. It lowers serum cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels in mice and rats.
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Antonio J. Moreno-Vargas.; Inmaculada Robina.; Raynald Demange.; Pierre Vogel. Synthesis and Glycosidase Inhibitory Activities of 5-(1?,4?-Dideoxy-1?,4?-imino-D-erythrosyl)-2-methyl-3-furoic Acid (=5-[(3S,4R)-3,4-Dihydroxypyrrolidin-2-yl]-2-methylfuran-3-carboxylic Acid) Derivatives: New Leads as Selective α-L-Fucosidase and β-Galactosidase Inhibitors. Helvetica Chimica Acta. 2013, 86 (6), 1894-1913.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.