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107-31-3 - Methyl formate, 97%, may cont. up to ca 3% methanol - Formic acid methyl ester - A15850 - Alfa Aesar

A15850 Methyl formate, 97%, may cont. up to ca 3% methanol

CAS Number
107-31-3
Synonyms
Formic acid methyl ester

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500ml 23.83
2500ml 47.28
10000ml 165.83
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Methyl formate, 97%, may cont. up to ca 3% methanol

MDL
MFCD00003291
EINECS
203-481-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
C2H4O2
Formula Weight
60.05
Melting point
-100°
Boiling Point
32-33°
Flash Point
-26°(-14°F)
Density
0.972
Refractive Index
1.3440
Solubility
Miscible with water.

Applications

Methyl formate is used as a precursor to formamide, dimethylformamide and formic acid. It is used as a blowing agent and utilized for quick-drying finishes due to its high vapor pressure. It is used as a component of azeotrope to recover expensive solvents. Further, it is used as a propellant and an intermediate for optical brighteners and hydrocyanic acid.

Notes

Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Yalfani, M. S.; Lolli, G.; Müller, T. E.; Wolf, A.; Mleczko, L. Methyl N-Phenyl Carbamate Synthesis from Aniline and Methyl Formate: Carbon Recycling to Chemical Products. ChemSusChem 2015, 8 (3), 443-447.

Wu, C.; Zhang, Z.; Zhu, Q.; Han, H.; Yang, Y.; Han, B. Highly efficient hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methyl formate over supported gold catalysts. Green Chem. 2015, 17 (3), 1467-1472.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H224-H331-H302-H319-H371-H335

Extremely flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if inhaled. Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause damage to organs. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P260-P261-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P309+P311-P405-P501a

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF exposed or if you feel unwell: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,6077
Beilstein
1734623
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
I
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.13
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LQ8925000

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