Methyl Formate

Methyl Formate (C2H4O2) is a clear colorless liquid, less dense than water. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Methyl Formate. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc

Methyl Formate Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Rapidly or completely vaporizes at atmospheric pressure and normal ambient temperature. Flash point -27°F.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Strong oxidizers [Note: Reacts slowly with water to form methanol & formic acid.]
  • Description: Methyl formate, also called methyl methanoate, is the methyl ester of formic acid. The simplest example of an ester, it is a clear liquid with an ethereal odour, high vapor pressure, and low surface tension.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Methyl Formate Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C2H4O2 980.00 kg/m³ 32°C, 305 K, 90°F methyl methanoate 60.05 g/mol Cold water -100°C, 173 K, -148°F

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