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Methyl formate

Product name Methyl formate
CAS RN 107-31-3
Molecular formula C2H4O2
Molecular weight 60.05
EINECS number 203-481-7
Structural formula
Technical Index of Industrial Methyl Formate
Item Quality Index
Appearance Colorless liquid, no visible impurities
Moisture w/%≤ 0.01
Methyl formate w/% ≥ 96
Methanol w/%≤ 4
Physicochemical properties

Character colorless liquid, volatile, fragrant. 
Melting point - 99 ° C 
Boiling point 31.5 ° C 
Relative density 0.9742 
Refractive index 1.3433 
Flash point -19 ° C 
Solubility Solubility in water 30.4 g / 100 ml (20 ° C). Miscible with ethanol, soluble in ether and methanol.

Uses It is used as a raw material for acetate fiber and DMF, a solvent for carbendazim pesticide, a curing agent for phenolic resin, and a fumigant for fruits and various types of tobacco.
Package Industrial methyl formate should be packed in small open steel drums and stainless steel tanks. The packaging container should be clean and dry. Pay attention to the flow rate (not more than 3m / s) when filling, and there is a grounding device to place static electricity accumulation.
Transportation Industrial methyl formate is transported and handled in accordance with the regulations for the transport of dangerous goods.
Storage and transportation Store in a cool, ventilated warehouse. Principle of fire, heat source.The temperature of the reservoir does not exceed 28 °C. Keep the container sealed. Should be stored separately in oxidants and alkalis, avoid mixing. Explosion-proof lighting and ventilation facilities are used. It is forbidden to use mechanical equipment and tools that are prone to cremation. The storage area should be free of leaking emergency treatment equipment and suitable containment materials.