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M46837 Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl formate

reagent grade, 97%

Synonym: Formic acid methyl ester

  • CAS Number 107-31-3

  • Linear Formula HCO2CH3

  • Molecular Weight 60.05

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1734623

  •  EC Number 203-481-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00003291

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329817992

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
grade   reagent grade
vapor density   2.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   32.81 psi ( 55 °C)
  9.21 psi ( 20 °C)
assay   97%
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   842 °F
expl. lim.   23 %
impurities   ≤3% methyl alcohol
refractive index   n20/D 1.343 (lit.)
pH   4.0-5.0 (20 °C, 200 g/L)
bp   32-34 °C (lit.)
mp   −100 °C (lit.)
density   0.974 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   [H]C(=O)OC
InChI   1S/C2H4O2/c1-4-2-3/h2H,1H3
InChI key   TZIHFWKZFHZASV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

Application

Methyl formate may be used to prepare formamides via amine formaylation.

Packaging

1, 4 L in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Target organs 
Respiratory system
RIDADR 
UN1243 - class 3 - PG 1 - Methyl formate
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
LQ8925000
Flash Point(F) 
-2.2 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
-19 °C - closed cup

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