It is employed as a catalyst for the carboxylation of styrene oxide and as a reactant involved in epoxidation of arylalkenes, boration of allylic epoxides, Wittig reactions, selective dimerization of α-olefins, and synthesis of indoles. It has also been shown to be part of Phosphonium salts, having antiviral activity against influenza virus A.
Soluble in water.
Hygroscopic. Store away from oxidizing agents, humidity and water/moisture. Keep the container tightly closed and place it in a cool, dry and well ventilated condition. Store under inert gas.
|236° to 240°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.