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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 60.05
MDL Number MFCD00003291
UN Number UN1243
Beilstein 1734623
Merck Index 14,6077
Synonym Formic acid methyl ester
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AAA158500F

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alfa aesar™
A158500F
2500mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAA15850AP

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alfa aesar
A15850AP
500mL CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 60.05
Physical Form Liquid
Assay Percent Range 97%
Recommended Storage 2° to 8°C
Assay Percent Notes may cont. up to ≈3% methanol
UN Number UN1243
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.
Assay 97%
Flash Point −26°C (−14°F)
RTECS Number LQ8925000
Linear Formula HCO2CH3
Melting Point −100°C
Merck Index 14,6077
Beilstein 1734623
MDL Number MFCD00003291
Synonym Formic acid methyl ester
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.
Quantity 2500mL
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: METHYL FORMATE
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Boiling Point 32° to 33°C
TSCA TSCA
Molecular Formula C2H4O2
CAS 107-31-3
Chemical Name or Material Methyl formate

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