Bis(cyclopentadienyl)zirconium hydridochloride is used in the conversion of amides to aldehydes. It is also used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.
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Hazard Statements: H228-H261-H314-H318
Flammable solid. In contact with water releases flammable gas. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P223-P210-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. 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.