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Ethyl cyanoformate is used as reagent in the preparation of N-substituted amindinoformic acid and ethyl-4-quinazoline -2-carboxylate.
Reagent for ethoxycarbonylation of enolate anions: Tetrahedron, 43, 45 (1987). In the presence of ZnCl2, active methylene compounds are converted to ɑ-amino acrylate esters: Tetrahedron. Lett, 2525 (1979).
North, M.; Urwin, S. Kinetics and mechanism of base catalysed ethyl cyanoformate addition to aldehydes. Tetrahedron 2014, 70 (40), 7100-7105.
Ji, N., Yao, L.; He, W.; Li, Y. Bifunctional Schiff base/Ti (IV) catalysts for enantioselective cyanoformylation of aldehydes with ethyl cyanoformate. Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 27 (4), 209-213.
Hazard Statements: H226-H300-H310-H330-H314-H318
Flammable liquid and vapour. Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P320-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.