Methyl 2-Furoate
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Methyl 2-Furoate

Methyl 2-furoate has a pleasant, fruity odor similar to mushroom, fungus or tobacco with a sweet, tart, fruity taste that is quite heavy. 

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Product Description

Methyl 2-furoate Basic information


Product Name:

Methyl 2-furoate

Synonyms:

RARECHEM AL BF 0007;PYROMUCIC ACID METHYL ESTER;2-METHYLFUROATE;2-FURANCARBOXYLIC ACID METHYL ESTER;2-FUROIC ACID METHYL ESTER;METHYL 2-FURANCARBOXYLATE;METHYL 2-FUROATE;MEFAT

CAS:

611-13-2

MF:

C6H6O3

MW:

126.11

EINECS:

210-254-6

Product Categories:

Aromatic Esters;Furan&Benzofuran;ester Flavor

Mol File:

611-13-2.mol



Methyl 2-furoate Chemical Properties


Boiling point 

181 °C(lit.)

density 

1.179 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

FEMA 

2703 | METHYL 2-FUROATE

refractive index 

n20/D 1.487(lit.)

Fp 

164 °F

storage temp. 

Store below +30°C.

form 

Liquid

color 

Clear pale yellow to brown

Odor

fruity, mushroom-like odor

Water Solubility 

slightly soluble

Sensitive 

Lachrymatory

JECFA Number

746

Merck 

14,4307

BRN 

111110

CAS DataBase Reference

611-13-2(CAS DataBase Reference)

NIST Chemistry Reference

Methyl 2-furoate(611-13-2)

EPA Substance Registry System

2-Furancarboxylic acid, methyl ester (611-13-2)


Methyl 2-furoate Safety Information


Hazard Codes 

Xn,Xi

Risk Statements 

36/37/38-21/22-22

Safety Statements 

26-36-36/37/39

RIDADR 

UN 2810 6.1/PG 3

WGK Germany 

3

RTECS 

LV1950000

Hazard Note 

Irritant

TSCA 

Yes

HazardClass 

6.1

PackingGroup 

III

HS Code 

29321900


Methyl 2-furoate Usage And Synthesis


Description

Methyl 2-furoate has a pleasant, fruity odor similar to mushroom, fungus or tobacco with a sweet, tart, fruity taste that is quite heavy. May be prepared from 2-furoic acid in methanol solution in the presence of HCL as catalyst (oxidation or Carmizzaro reaction).

Chemical Properties

Methyl furoate has a pleasant, fruity odor similar to mushroom, fungus or tobacco with a sweet, tart, fruity taste that is quite heavy

Chemical Properties

Colorless to light yellow liqui

Uses

Solvent, organic synthesis.

Preparation

From 2-furoic acid in methanol solution in the presence of HCl as catalyst (oxidation or Carmizzaro reaction)

Aroma threshold values

Aroma characteristics at 1.0%: musty, sweet caramel, fruity, cocoa, bready and slightly rubbery.

Taste threshold values

Taste characteristics at 20 ppm: brothy, yeasty, caramellic and burnt with a sweet bready, acetoin, buttery nuance

Safety Profile

Poison by intraperitoneal route. A skin irritant and lachrymator. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.


Methyl 2-furoate Preparation Products And Raw materials


Raw materials

2-Furoic acid

Preparation Products

METHYL 5-NITRO-2-FUROATE

 

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