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LC4041 Methyl formate

for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC31041 Glass bottle 100 ml 11.25
AC31041 Glass bottle 1 L 17.64
AC31041 Glass bottle 2.5 L 34.88


Product information
Synonyms Formic acid methyl ester
Hill Formula C2H4O2
HS Code 2915 13 00
EC number 203-481-7
Molar mass 60.05 g/mol
EC index number 607-014-00-1
CAS number 107-31-3


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature 450 °C
Solubility 300 g/l (20 °C)
Saturation concentration (air) 1569 g/m3 (20 °C) Air
Melting point -100.4 °C
Molar mass 60.05 g/mol
Density 0.968 g/cm3 (20 °C)
pH value 4 – 5 (200 g/l, H2O, 20 °C)
Boiling point 31.5 °C (1013 hPa)
Vapor pressure 644 hPa (20 °C)
Explosion limit 5 – 23 %(V)
Flash point -32 °C
Refractive index 1.3433 (20 °C, 589 nm)


Safety information
R Phrase R 12-20/22-36/37
Extremely 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 extremely flammable, harmful, irritant
Hazard Symbol

Highly flammable

RTECS LQ8925000
Storage class 3 Flammable Liquids
WGK WGK 1 slightly 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 1243 METHYL FORMATE, 3, I
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1243 METHYL FORMATE, 3, I


Assay (GC, area%) ∼97%
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C) 0.967 – 0.971
Methanol (GC, area%) ∼3%
Identity (IR) passes test


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