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Methyl formate

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Formic acid methyl ester
Linear Formula:
HCO2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
60.05
Beilstein:
1734623
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

2.1 (vs air)

assay

≥99.8% (GC)

autoignition temp.

842 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

expl. lim.

23 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.343 (lit.)
n20/D 1.344

bp

32-34 °C (lit.)

mp

−100 °C (lit.)

density

0.974 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

[H]C(=O)OC

InChI

1S/C2H4O2/c1-4-2-3/h2H,1H3

InChI key

TZIHFWKZFHZASV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Methyl formate is an ester derivative of formic acid.

Application

Methyl formate may be used as a reference standard for the determination of methyl formate in
  • blood and urine by headspace in-tube extraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HS-ITEX-GC−MS)
  • Brazilian sugar-cane spirit by high-resolution gas chromatography (HRGC)
  • pharmaceutical excipients using HS-GC-MS operating under scan mode and selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 1 - STOT SE 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

-2.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-19 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Regulatory Information

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