Ethyl formate


Ethyl formate

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Name = Ethyl formate
ImageFileL1 = Ethyl-formate-2D-skeletal-B.png ImageSizeL1 = 100px
ImageNameL1 = Ethyl methanoate
ImageFileR1 = Ethyl-formate-3D-balls.png ImageSizeR1 = 120px
IUPACName = Ethyl methanoate
OtherNames = Ethyl formate
Section1 = Chembox Identifiers
CASNo = 109-94-4
SMILES = CCOC=O

Section2 = Chembox Properties
C = 3 | H = 6 | O = 2
Density = 0.917 g/cm3
MeltingPtK = 193
BoilingPtC = 54.0

Ethyl formate is an ester formed when ethanol reacts with formic acid. It is also known as ethyl methanoate because ethanol (an alcohol) and methanoic acid (a carboxylic acid also known as formic acid) are used to form it. Ethyl formate has the characteristic smell of rum. This molecule is also responsible for the flavor of raspberries.

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