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Alfa Aesar™ 2-Methylimidazole, 97%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material 2-Methylimidazole
CAS 693-98-1
Molecular Formula C4H6N2
Formula Weight 82.11
MDL Number MFCD00005190
UN Number UN3259
Beilstein 1368
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AAA1706322

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A1706322
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 82.11
Boiling Point 267° to 268°C
Flash Point 155°C (311°F)
RTECS Number NI7175000
Beilstein 1368
Melting Point 142° to 144°C
Chemical Name or Material 2-Methylimidazole
TSCA TSCA
Molecular Formula C4H6N2
MDL Number MFCD00005190
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/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.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
UN Number UN3259
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314-H318-H302
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
Quantity 100g
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: AMINES, SOLID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S.
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Assay 97%
CAS 693-98-1

Applications
2-Methylimidazole is used as a raw material for the preparation of nitroimidazole antibiotics, which is useful in combat anaerobic bacterial and parasitic infections. It acts as a ligand in coordination chemistry. It is also employed as a hardener or accelerator for epoxy resin and auxiliary agent for textile dyes. Further, it acts as a catalyst for refolding of enhanced colored fluorescent protein. It is also useful as a building block in the synthesis of biologically active compounds. In addition to this, it is used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient intermediate such as metronidazole and dimetridazole.

Solubility
Soluble in water and ethanol.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, acid chlorides and acid anhydrides.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/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.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H314-H318-H302
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.