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

Chemical Identifiers

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
Chemical Name or Material Methyl formate
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AAA158500F SDS Alfa Aesar™
A158500F
2500mL N/A N/A  
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AAA15850AP SDS Alfa Aesar
A15850AP
500mL N/A N/A  
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AAA158500D SDS Alfa Aesar™
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10000mL N/A N/A  
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Specifications

Description

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.
Description & Specifications

Chemical Identifiers

107-31-3
HCO2CH3
MFCD00003291
1734623
Formic acid methyl ester
C2H4O2
60.05
UN1243
14,6077
Methyl formate

Specifications

107-31-3
97%
HCO2CH3
MFCD00003291
1734623
Formic acid methyl ester
32° to 33°C
−26°C (−14°F)
97%, may cont. up to ≈3% methanol
Liquid
C2H4O2
60.05
UN1243
14,6077
−100°C
2500mL
Methyl formate

Safety and Handling

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.

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.

Danger

DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: METHYL FORMATE

RTECSNumber : LQ8925000

TSCA : TSCA

Recommended Storage : 2° to 8°C