Methyl formate

Abbreviation MF
Plant Niigata
Main Applications Casting hardener, CO source
Existing Chemical Substance No. (2)-677


Chemical Formula HCOOCH3
Molecular Weight 60.05
Appearance Colorless liquid
Odor Aromatic smell
Specific Gravity (25℃/4℃) 0.974(20℃)
Boiling Point (℃ 760mmHg) 31.8
Freezing Point (℃ 760mmHg) -99.8
Flash Point (℃ Tagliabue (Tag) Closed Cup) -26
Ignition Temperature (℃) 456.1
Flammability Limits (vol%) 5.0~22.7
Vapour Pressure (mmHg) 592.2(20℃)
Viscosity (CP 25℃) No data
Solubility Readily soluble in acetone, ether, etc.
Water:23wt% (room temperature)

Applicable Laws

Industrial Safety and Health Law Inflammable substance
High Pressure Gas
Fire Service Law Class 4 Special Inflammable Substance
Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law
Law on the Prevention of Marine Pollution and Maritime Disaster Hazardous fluid class D
Ship Safety Law Inflammable liquid
Civil Aeronautics Law Inflammable liquid
Other Major Applicable Laws

Classification of Hazard

Classification Inflammable liquid
Hazardous Very inflammable liquid
Harmful The vapour irritates the eye, nose and throat.Repetitive contact cause dry lepidic dermatitis.

Product Standard

Color Number (APHA) 25 or less
Water Content (wt%) 0.05 or less
Purity (%) No less than 97.0
Acidity (% as formic acid) 0.1 or less
Residue on Evaporation (%) 0.005 or less
Specific Gravity (15/4℃) 0.974

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