Triethyl orthoformate is an organic compound with the formula HC(OC2H5)3. It is a colorless volatile liquid. It is orthoester of formic acid. Commercially available, the industrial synthesis is from hydrogen cyanide and ethanol.
1. Triethyl Orthoformate (TEOF) is as organic intermediate for pharmaceutical.
2. Triethyl Orthoformate (TEOF) is the material of synthesizing antimalarial chloroquine and quinoline piperazine.
3. Triethyl Orthoformate (TEOF) can also be used in polymers, photographic chemicals, antihalation dyes and agrochemical.