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LC1002 Butyl formate

for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC28002 Glass bottle 100 ml 11.25
AC28002 Glass bottle 500 ml 43.2


Product information
Synonyms Formic acid butyl ester
Hill Formula C5H10O2
Chemical formula HCOO(CH)3CH3
HS Code 2915 13 00
EC number 209-772-5
Molar mass 102.13 g/mol
EC index number 607-017-00-8
CAS number 592-84-7


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature 320 °C
Solubility (20 °C) (slow decomposition),Hydrolysis
Saturation concentration (air) 164 g/m3 (20 °C) Air
Melting point -92 °C
Molar mass 102.18 g/mol
Density 0.89 g/cm3 (20 °C)
pH value 6 – 7 (H2O)
Boiling point 105 – 107 °C
Vapor pressure 29 hPa (20 °C)
Explosion limit 1.7 – 8.2 %(V)
Flash point 18 °C
Refractive index 1.3912 (20 °C, 589 nm)


Safety information
R Phrase R 11-36/37
Highly flammable.Irritating to eyes and respiratory system.
S Phrase S 9-16-24-33
Keep container in a well-ventilated place.Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.Avoid contact with skin.Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Categories of danger highly flammable, irritant
Hazard Symbol



Storage class 3 Flammable Liquids
WGK WGK 2 water endangering
Disposal 3
Relatively unreactive organic reagents should be collected in container A. If halogenated, they should be collected in container B. For solid residues use container C.


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1128 BUTYL FORMATE, 3, II
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1128 N-BUTYL FORMATE, 3, II


Assay (GC, area%) ≥ 98 %
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C) 0.893 – 0.895
Identity (IR) passes test


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