(R)-(+)-1-Phenylethanol is used in the synthesis of optically active products. It is also useful in the determination of enantiomeric purity and for resolutions of acids.
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Hazard Statements: H227-H302-H315-H318-H335
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-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. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.