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Methyl trifluoroacetate

Methyl trifluoroacetate for synthesis. CAS 431-47-0, EC Number 207-074-5, chemical formula CF₃COOCH₃., for synthesis

Synonym: Trifluoroacetic acid methyl ester

  • CAS Number 431-47-0

  • Linear Formula C₃H₃F₃O₂

  • Molecular Weight 128.05 g/mol

  •  EC Number 207-074-5



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expl. lim.     6.1 - 24.8 %(V)
solubility   8 g/l
density   1.28 g/cm3 (20 °C)
flash point   -18 °C
mp   -78 °C
pH   7 (8 g/l, H₂O, 20 °C)
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   Store at <= 20°C.
specifications   Assay (GC, area%): ≥ 98.0 % (a/a)
  Identity (IR): passes test

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HS Code 
2915 90 70
Hazard Statement(s) 
H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H318: Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statement(s) 
P210: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking.
P223: Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire.
P280: Wear eye protection.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P313: Get medical advice/ attention.
P403 + P235: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Storage class 
3 Flammable liquids
WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Relatively unreactive organic reagents should be collected in container A. If halogenated, they should be collected in container B. For solid residues use container C.
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS02  GHS02
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS05  GHS05
Hazard Symbols 
Flammable  Flammable
Hazard Symbols 
Irritant  Irritant
Declaration (railroad and road) ADR, RID 
UN 3272 , 3, II
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR 
UN 3272 , 3, II
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code 
UN 3272 , 3, II
Categories of danger 
highly flammable, irritant
R Phrase 
R 11-41
Highly flammable.Risk of serious damage to eyes.
S Phrase 
S 9-16-26
Keep container in a well-ventilated place.Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
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