(Bromomethyl)cyclopropane is used in the synthesis of 1,4-dienes by iron-catalyzed cross-coupling with alkenyl Grignard reagents. It has been used as a synthetic building block for the introduction of the cyclopropylmethyl group.
M.A. Mohammadi, W.V.F. Brooks. The microwave spectrum and conformation of bromomethyl cyclopropane.Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy.1979, 77 42-47 .
O-Alkylation of phenols (KO-t-Bu/DMF) has been used as a means of protection. The cyclopropylmethyl ethers are stable to reducing agents (metal hydride, H2, Birch), but selectively cleaved by aqueous methanolic HCl: Chem. Pharm. Bull., 23, 2878 (1975).
Dichiarazioni di rischio (UE): H226-H302-H315-H319-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Dichiarazioni precauzionali: P260-P201-P280a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
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