Methyl 2,3-dichloropropionate can be used to produce 2-chloro-acrylic acid methyl ester at Heating. It is used as pharmaceutical intermediate.
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N. Henry; I. Sánchez; A. Sabatié; V. Bénéteau; G. Guillaumet; M.D. Pujol. Synthesis of substituted 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyrido[3,2-b][1,4]oxazine as new scaffolds for potential bioactive compounds. Tetrahedron. 2006, 62 (10), 2405-2412.
In the presence of N-(Trimethylsilyl)diethylamine, A18149, methyl 2-chloroacrylate is formed which can then undergo in situ reaction with an aldehyde to give a methyl formylcyclopropanecarboxylate: Tetrahedron Lett., 40, 1523 (1999):
For use in domino bis-annelation reactions, see: Synth. Commun., 29, 2035 (1999).
Mentions de danger (UE): H227-H314-H318
Combustible liquid. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Mentions de prudence: P210u-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.