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Ethyl chloroformate

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Ethyl chloroformate

Ethyl chloroformate[1]
CAS number 541-41-3 YesY
PubChem 10928
ChemSpider 10465 YesY
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Molecular formula C3H5ClO2
Molar mass 108.52 g/mol
Appearance Clear liquid
Density 1.1403 g/cm3
Boiling point

95 °C, 368 K, 203 °F

Solubility in water Decomposes
Main hazards Corrosive
Flash point 61 °F
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Ethyl chloroformate is the ethyl ester of chloroformic acid. It is a reagent used in organic synthesis for the introduction of the ethyl carbamate protecting group[2] and for the formation of carboxylic anhydrides.


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