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

Chemical Identifiers

CAS 107-31-3
Molecular Formula HCO2CH3
Linear Formula HCO2CH3
Formula Weight 60.05
MDL Number MFCD00003291
UN Number UN1243
Beilstein 1734623
Merck Index 14,6077
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™
A158500D
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
Methyl Formate
HCO2CH3
60.05
UN1243
14,6077

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