Methyl pivalate

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Methyl pivalate
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Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Methyl 2,2-dimethylpropanoate
Other names
Methyl trimethylacetate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.009.055 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 209-959-1
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C6H12O2/c1-6(2,3)5(7)8-4/h1-4H3
    Key: CNMFHDIDIMZHKY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • CC(C)(C)C(=O)OC
Properties
C6H12O2
Molar mass 116.160 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Odor Vinegar-Like
Density 0.873 g/cm3
Boiling point 101 °C (214 °F; 374 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Methyl pivalate is an organic compound with the formula CH3O2CC(CH3)3. It is a colorless liquid, the methyl ester of pivalic acid. The ester is well known for being resistant to hydrolysis to the parent acid. Hydrolysis can be effected with a solution of trimethylsilyl iodide in hot acetonitrile followed by aqueous workup.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olah, George A.; Narang, Subhash C.; Gupta, B. G. Balaram; Malhotra, Ripudaman (1979). "Transformations with chlorotrimethylsilane/sodium iodide, a convenient in situ Iodotrimethylsilane Reagent". J. Org. Chem. 44: 1247–1251. doi:10.1021/jo01322a012.
  2. ^ "MSDS Methyl trimethylacetate".