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Ethyl formate

reagent grade, 97%

Synonym: Formic acid ethyl ester

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Properties

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grade   reagent grade
vapor density   2.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   15.16 psi ( 55 °C)
  3.79 psi ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   WBJINCZRORDGAQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   97%
autoignition temp.   851 °F
expl. lim.   16 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.359(lit.)
bp   52-54 °C(lit.)
mp   −80 °C(lit.)
density   0.921 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

2.5 L in glass bottle

25, 500 mL in glass bottle

Application

Ethyl formate has been used in the preparation of N-(2-triethoxysilylpropyl) formamide. It has been used in the synthesis of N-methyl-3-phenylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-amine hydrochloride.
It may be used in the synthesis of isoflavone.

General description

Ethyl formate is an ethyl ester of formic acid. Its microwave spectrum indicates the presence of two isomeric forms having the ethyl group cis to the carbonyl oxygen atom but having different arrangement of the methyl group about the -CH2-O bond. Kinetics of its pyrolytic decomposition to the corresponding acid and alkene has been reported.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN1190 - class 3 - PG 2 - Ethyl formate
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
LQ8400000
Flash Point(F) 
-2.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-19 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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