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Ethyl Chloroformate

Cas Number

124-05-0

Other Names

Chloroformic acid ethyl ester

Cathyl chloride

Ethyl chlorocarbonate

The formula

C3H5CIO2

Introduction

Moderately toxic by ingestion and skin contact. Mildly toxic by inhalation. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Cl−.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Colorless to light yellow
Odor Irritant
Boiling Point 95 °C
Flash point 10 °C
Melting Point -80.6°C
Specific Gravity 1.1
Vapor Pressure 5.5 kPa at 20°C
Vapor Density 3.7
Solubility Decomposes in water
Purity 99 %
Applications

Used in production of peroxide compounds, dye compounds, pharmaceuticals and pesticides.