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Methyl Cyanoacetate

Cas Number

105-34-0

Other Names

Malonic methyl ester nitrile

Methyl cyanoethanoate

Cyanoacetic acid methyl ester

2-cyanoacetic acid, methyl ester

The formula

C4H5NO

Introduction

Methyl cyanoacetate clear colorless to very slighlty yellow liquid and having applicaton in pharmaceutical intermediate.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and Appearance : clear to very light yellow liquid
Molecular Weight: 99.09gm/mol
Color: clear to very light yellow
Boiling Point(˚C): 204 - 207 C
Melting Point: -13 C
Specific Gravity: 1.123
Autoignition 478 C
Refractive index: 1.4180 - 1.4190
Flash point: 110 C
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions. Color turns dark upon exposure to light
Flash point: 110 C
Solubility in water: practically insoluble
Solvent solubility: Ethanol, Diethyl ether: unlimited miscible
Applications

Methyl cyanoacetate are basic chemical intermediates for the production of:

• Malonates

• Barbitals

• Caffeine, Betaine, Vitamin B

• Pharamceuticals

• Glycine

• Surfactancts

• Agrochemicals

• Dyestuffs

• Adhesives

• Indigo dyes

• Herbicides

• Engineering plastics