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CAS No 107-31-3 , methyl formate

  • Name: methyl formate
  • Synonyms: Caswell No. 570; 107-31-3;Formic acid; methyl ester; Methyl methanoate; Methylformiaat [Dutch]; Formic acid methyl ester;methyl formate;
  • CAS Registry Number:
  • Transport: UN 1243
  • Melting Point: -100 ºC
  • Flash Point: -32 ºC
  • Boiling Point: 31-33 ºC
  • Density: 0.968
  • Refractive index: 1.342-1.344
  • Water Solubility: 300 G/L (20 ºC)
  • Safety Statements: R12;R20/22;R36/37
  • Hazard Symbols: Xn: Harmful;F+: Highly flammable;
  • Flash Point: -32 ºC
  • EINECS: 203-481-7
  • Molecular Weight: 60.05196
  • InchiKey: TZIHFWKZFHZASV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • InChI: InChI=1S/C2H4O2/c1-4-2-3/h2H,1H3
  • Risk Statements: S16;S24;S26;S33;S9
  • Molecular Formula: C2H4O2
  • Molecular Structure:CAS No:107-31-3 methyl formate
References of methyl formate
Title: Methyl Formate
CAS Registry Number: 107-31-3
CAS Name: Formic acid methyl ester
Molecular Formula: C2H4O2
Molecular Weight: 60.05
Percent Composition: C 40.00%, H 6.71%, O 53.29%
Line Formula: HCOOCH3
Properties: Colorless flammable liquid, agreeable odor. d1515 0.987. bp 31.5°. nD20 1.3440. Flash pt, closed cup: -2°F (-19°C). mp ~-100°. Sol in about 3.3 parts water; miscible with alcohol.
Melting point: mp ~-100°
Boiling point: bp 31.5°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: -2°F (-19°C)
Index of refraction: nD20 1.3440
Density: d1515 0.987
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are eye and nose irritation; chest tightness, dyspnea; visual disturbance; CNS depression. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 210; Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology vol. 2A, G. D. Clayton, F. E. Clayton, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 3rd ed., 1981) p 2263.
Use: Fumigant and larvicide for tobacco and food crops. Fire hazard is avoided by use with CO2.