Acetic formic anhydride

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Acetic formic anhydride
Skeletal formula of acetic formic anhydride
Ball-and-stick model of the acetic formic anhydride molecule
Names
IUPAC name
Acetyloxymethanone[citation needed]
Systematic IUPAC name
Formyl acetate[1]
Other names
Formic acetic anhydride[citation needed]
Identifiers
2258-42-6 N
ChemSpider 67812 YesY
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PubChem 75269
Properties
C3H4O3
Molar mass 88.06 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Acetic formic anhydride, or ethanoic methanoic anhydride is a chemical compound with formula C
3
H
4
O
3
, or H
3
C
-(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.[2] Among other uses, it is a formylation agent for amines, amino acids, and alcohols, and a starting material for formyl fluoride.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formyl acetate - PubChem Public Chemical Database". The PubChem Project. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 
  2. ^ a b Lewis I. Krimen (1970,1988) ACETIC FORMIC ANHYDRIDE, Collected Organic Syntheses,. volume 6, page 8 (1980); volume 50, page 1 (1970).