It is used in synthetic chemistry as an alkylating agent. Also used as a reagent in the synthesis of (R)-(+)-Lasiodiplodin, a macrolide that exhibits potent antileukemic activity against human tumors.
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Lúcio P. L. Logrado; Dâmaris Silveira; Luiz A. S. Romeiro; Manoel O. de Moraes; Bruno C. Cavalcanti; Letícia V. Costa-Lotufo; Cláudia do Ó Pessoa; Maria Lucilia dos Santos. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of New Salicylate Macrolactones from Anacardic Acids. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 200516(16a), 1217-1225.
Dichiarazioni di rischio (UE): H226-H315-H319-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Dichiarazioni precauzionali: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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.