Ethyl formate

ethyl ester of formic acid, ethyl methanoate, areginal, formic ether

How to detect Ethyl formate

Formula: C3H6O2 | CAS: 109-94-4

Synonyms: ethyl ester of formic acid, ethyl methanoate, areginal, formic ether

Ethyl formate is used as a solvent for celullose based coatings, in the preparation of safety glass, and in fumigation of dried foods and tobacco.

Specification

SpecificationValue/Information
FormulaC3H6O2
CAS no.109-94-4
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV1.76
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV35
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eVZR
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar)0.325
Molecular Weight, g/mole74.0
Melting point, °C-80
Boiling point, °C53
Flash point, °C-19.4
Lower Explosive Limit, %2.8
SpecificationValue/Information
Density, g.cm⁻³0.917
Ionisation Energy, eV10.61
EH40 TWA, ppm100
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³308
EH40 STEL, ppm150
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³462
NIOSH TWA REL, ppm100
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³300
NIOSH IDLH, ppm1500
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm100
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³300

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