Acetic formic anhydride
|Acetic formic anhydride|
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|Molar mass||88.06 g mol−1|
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Acetic formic anhydride, or ethanoic methanoic anhydride is a chemical compound with formula C
3, or H
3C-(C=O)-O-(C=O)H. It can be viewed as the mixed anhydride of acetic acid (H3C-(C=O)OH) and formic acid (H(C=O)OH) by removal of a molecule of water.
It can be produced by reaction between sodium formate and acetyl chloride in anhydrous diethyl ether, at 23–27 °C. Among other uses, it is a formylation agent for amines, amino acids, and alcohols, and a starting material for formyl fluoride.
- "Formyl acetate - PubChem Public Chemical Database". The PubChem Project. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information.
- Lewis I. Krimen (1970,1988) ACETIC FORMIC ANHYDRIDE, Collected Organic Syntheses,. volume 6, page 8 (1980); volume 50, page 1 (9170).
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