Veratraldehyde was used in the preparation of 4-chloromethyl-2-(dimethoxyphenyl)-1,3-dioxolane. It was used in the synthesis of (+)-lithospermic acid, having anti-HIV activity. It forms 1:1 inclusion complexes with cyclodextrins. It reacts with 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethythiophene to yield chalcone dye, (2E)-3-(3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl)-1-(2,5-dimethylthiophen-3-yl)prop-2-en-1-one.
Soluble in water. Freely soluble in alcohol and ether.
Air sensitive. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
|42° to 46°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful 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 IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
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 : YX5088000
TSCA : TSCA