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LC2553 Ethyl formate

for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC29553 Glass bottle 100 ml 11.25
AC29553 Glass bottle 1 l 18.9
AC29553 Glass bottle 2.5 l 43.2


Product information
Synonyms Formic acid ethyl ester
Hill Formula C3H6O2
Chemical formula HCOOC2H5
HS Code 2915 13 00
EC number 203-721-0
Molar mass 74.08 g/mol
EC index number 607-015-00-7
CAS number 109-94-4


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature 440 °C
Solubility 105 g/l (20 °C)
Melting point -81 – -79 °C
Molar mass 74.08 g/mol
Density 0.92 g/cm3 (20 °C)
pH value 4.1 (5 g/l, H2O, 20 °C)
Boiling point 54 °C (1013 hPa)
Vapor pressure 256 hPa (20 °C)
Explosion limit 2.7 – 16.5 %(V)
Flash point -20 °C


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H332: Harmful if inhaled.
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
H335: May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s) P210: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. – No smoking.
P271: Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)
RTECS LQ8400000
Storage class 3 Flammable Liquids
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering


Safety information
R Phrase R 11-20/22-36/37
Highly flammable.Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.Irritating to eyes and respiratory system.
S Phrase S 9-16-24-26-33
Keep container in a well-ventilated place.Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.Avoid contact with skin.In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Categories of danger highly flammable, harmful, irritant
Hazard Symbol




Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1190 ETHYL FORMATE, 3, II
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1190 ETHYL FORMATE, 3, II


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat 1850 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rabbit 20000 mg/kg


Assay (GC, area%) ≥ 98 %
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C) 0.919 – 0.922
Ethanol (GC, area%) ≤ 2 %
Identity (IR) passes test


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