Benzoylacetonitrile is used to produce 2-benzoyl-3-furan-2-yl-acrylonitrile. It is also used in the synthesis of substituted naphtho[1,8-bc]pyrans and as building block in the preparation of 4H-pyrans, 2-pyridones, furans and carbocyclics. It is an active methylene compound, useful in heterocyclic synthesis, e.g. polyfunctional pyridines and pyrimidines.
Slightly soluble in water.
Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
|159° to 160°C (10mmHg)|
|79° to 83°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
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 SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
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.
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