Methyl propiolate

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Methyl propiolate
MePropiolate.png
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Methyl prop-2-ynoate
Other names
methyl propynoate
methyl acetylenecarboxylate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
4-02-00-01688
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.011.894 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 213-083-5
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C4H4O2/c1-3-4(5)6-2/h1H,2H3
    Key: IMAKHNTVDGLIRY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • COC(=O)C#C
Properties
C4H4O2
Molar mass 84.074 g·mol−1
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 0.945 g mL−1
Boiling point 103–105 °C (217–221 °F; 376–378 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Methyl propiolate is an organic compound with the formula HC2CO2CH3. It is the methyl ester of propiolic acid, the simplest acetylenic carboxylic acid. It is a colorless liquid that is miscible with organic solvents. The compound is a reagent and building block for the synthesis of other organic compounds, reactions that exploit the electrophilicity of the alkyne group.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hirst, Gavin C. (2001). "Methyl Propiolate". Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. doi:10.1002/047084289X.rm237. ISBN 0471936235.