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Imidazole-2-carboxaldehyde is a novel protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibitor with an important application to treat type-2 diabetes. It is used in the preparation of tridentate Schiff-base carboxylate-containing ligands by undergoing condensation reaction with amino acids beta-alanine and 2-aminobenzoic acid. It is also involved in the study of the imidazole-directed allylation of aldimines.
Joseyphus, R. S.; Shiju, C.; Joseph, J.; Dhanaraj, C. J.; Arish, D. Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes of Schiff base ligand derived from imidazole-2-carboxaldehyde and 4-aminoantipyrine. Spectrochim. Acta, Part A 2014, 133, 149-155.
Tinel, L.; Dumas, S.; George, C. A time-resolved study of the multiphase chemistry of excited carbonyls: Imidazole-2-carboxaldehyde and halides. C. R. Chim. 2014, 17 (7), 801-807.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
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