It is a mild acylating agent and its reactivity can be enhanced by quaternization with, e.g. benzyl bromide. 1-Acetylimidazole was used as acetylation reagent for amino groups. It was also employed for acetylation of histones. It is relatively specific reagent for tyrosyl residue acetylatioa dn a reagent used in the synthesis of annulated imidazole derivatives.
Hydrolyzes in water. Solubility in methanol (almost transparency).
Moisture sensitive. Store away from water/moisture and oxidizing agents. Keep the container tightly closed and place it in a cool, dry and well ventilated condition. Store under inert gas.
|98° to 104°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : NI3400000
TSCA : TSCA