Ethyl Chloroformate

Title: Ethyl Chloroformate
CAS Registry Number: 541-41-3
CAS Name: Carbonochloridic acid ethyl ester
Additional Names: chloroformic acid ethyl ester; ethyl chlorocarbonate
Molecular Formula: C3H5ClO2
Molecular Weight: 108.52
Percent Composition: C 33.20%, H 4.64%, Cl 32.67%, O 29.49%
Line Formula: ClCOOC2H5
Literature References: Prepn from phosgene and alc: Dumas, Ann. 10, 277 (1834).
Properties: Corrosive, flammable liquid. Flash pt slightly below 61°F. bp 95°. d420 1.1403. nD20 1.3947. Practically insol and gradually decomp by water; miscible with alcohol, benzene, chloroform, ether.
Boiling point: bp 95°
Flash point: Flash pt slightly below 61°F
Index of refraction: nD20 1.3947
Density: d420 1.1403
CAUTION: Vapors strongly irritate eyes, mucous membranes, and skin.
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