Methyl oxalyl chloride is used as a synthetic reagent. It serves as a reagent in the synthesis of fused coumarins, substituted isoxazoles and heterocycles. Further, it is used in intramolecular Wittig reactions, and iron-mediated cleavage of C-C bonds.
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Indicaciones de peligro (UE): H226-H302-H314-H318
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Indicaciones de precaución: P210-P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not breathe dusts or mists. 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.