Ethyl Formate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ethyl Formate Properties

Ethyl Formate

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Ethyl formate is an ester.It is formed when ethanol reacts with formic acid.It is an important intermediates in organic synthesis. It is usually used as the solution for nitro acetyl cellulose and marlspum, and bactericide, fumigant & larvicide for food,grass. It is also used as essence and as a substitute for acetone.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless Liquid
Boiling Point 54°C
CAS Number 109-94-4
ChEBI 52342
Chemical Composition Etanol;Formic Acid;Calcium Chloride;Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate
Density 0.917 g/mL
EINECS Number 203-721-0
HS Code 29151300
IUPAC Name Ethyl Formate
InChI 1S/C3H6O2/c1-2-5-3-4/h3H,2H2,1H3
Melting Point -80 °C
Molar Mass 74.08 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H6O2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-3,R-1,C-NA
RTECS Number LQ8400000
Refractive 1.359 n20/D
Solubility Slightly Soluble
Synonyms Ethyl Methanoate;Formic Ether;Ethyl Formic Ester uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X