Use of ethyl formate

Ethyl formate has the characteristics of open carbonyl and ester groups in chemical structure, is oxidizing, can carry out ester condensation reaction, is easy to ignite, and the steam can produce flammable compounds with gas, with explosion limit of 3.5% ~ 16.5% (volume). It does not dissolve Vaseline, and is very easy to hydrolyze the reaction components in partial alkali, such as acid and alcohol.

Use of ethyl formate

Ethyl formate is used as a solvent for cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate, etc., as well as a fungicide, larvicide and fumigant for food, cigarettes, Cereals, dried fruits, etc. As a essence, ethyl formate can be used to blend the aroma of peach, banana, apple, apricot, pineapple, berry, butter, brandy, sweet wine, whisky, etc. Ethyl formate is also an intermediate in organic synthesis. For example, in the pharmaceutical chemicalbook industry, it is used for the production of anticancer drugs fulvin and vitamin B1.


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