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28325 Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl cyanoformate

purum, ≥98.5% (GC)

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Properties

InChI Key   OBWFJXLKRAFEDI-UHFFFAOYSA-N
grade   purum
assay   ≥98.5% (GC)
refractive index   n20/D 1.374(lit.)
  n20/D 1.374
bp   100-101 °C(lit.)
density   1.072 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Other Notes

Reagent used for the C-acylation of enolates

Application

Methyl cyanoformate has been used in:
• enantioselective synthesis of series of pure S-(+)-2β-carboalkoxy-3α-[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methoxy]tropanes
• regioselective synthesis of β-keto esters via C-acylation of lithium enolates
• peroxide-initiated free-radical chain cyanation of several hydrocarbons
• the C-acylation of enolates

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3275 3(6.1) / PGII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
LQ7525000
Flash Point(F) 
78.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
26 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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