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Alfa Aesar™ Methyl formate, 97%, may cont. up to ca 3% methanol

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Methyl formate
CAS 107-31-3
Molecular Formula C2H4O2
Linear Formula HCO2CH3
Formula Weight 60.05g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00003291
UN Number UN1243
Beilstein 1734623
Merck Index 14,6077
Synonym Formic acid methyl ester
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AAA158500F

 
alfa aesar™
A15850-0F
2500mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAA15850AP

 
alfa aesar
A15850-AP
500mL CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Melting Point −100°C
Boiling Point 32° to 33°C
Quantity 2500mL
Flash Point −26°C (−14°F)
Chemical Name or Material Methyl formate
CAS 107-31-3
Physical Form Liquid
Assay 97%
Assay Percent Range 97%
Assay Percent Notes may cont. up to ≈3% methanol
Molecular Formula C2H4O2
Linear Formula HCO2CH3
Formula Weight 60.05g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00003291
UN Number UN1243
Beilstein 1734623
Merck Index 14,6077
Synonym Formic acid methyl ester
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H224-H331-H371-H335-H302-H319
Extremely flammable liquid and vapour.
Toxic if inhaled.
May cause damage to organs.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes serious eye irritation.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Recommended Storage 2° to 8°C
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: METHYL FORMATE
RTECS Number LQ8925000
TSCA TSCA

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.

Solubility
Miscible with water.

Notes
Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H224-H331-H371-H335-H302-H319
Extremely flammable liquid and vapour.
Toxic if inhaled.
May cause damage to organs.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes serious eye irritation.

2° to 8°C