ethyl formate


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eth·yl for·mate

a volatile, flammable liquid used as a fumigant, agricultural larvicide, and fungicide; also used as a flavoring agent.

eth·yl for·mate

(ethil fōrmāt)
Volatile, flammable liquid used as a fumigant and flavoring agent.
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Herein, we wish to report a convenient and eco-friendly procedure subjecting the immobilized sulfuric acid on activated charcoal as a highly efficient promoter for N-formylation of various amines in refluxing ethyl formate (54 AdegC) under net conditions (Scheme-1).
A Typical Procedure for N-formylation of Amines with Ethyl Formate Promoted by H2SO4/Activated Charcoal System
In line with the outlined strategies, we therefore decided to incorporate acidic characteristic of sulfuric acid with microporosity of activated charcoal, and so using it as an efficient promoter system for N-formylation of amines by ethyl formate.
After synthesis and characterization, potentiality of the prepared H2SO4/activated charcoal system for N-formylation of amines was examined by the reaction of aniline with ethyl formate under different reaction conditions.
Table-1: Optimization experiments for N-formylation of aniline with ethyl formate in the presence of H2SO4/activated charcoal systema.
The generality of this synthetic protocol was further studied with N-formylation of various aromatic primary amines with ethyl formate at the optimized reaction conditions.
Table-2: N-formylation of amines with ethyl formate in the presence of H2SO4/activated charcoal systema.
Curiously, ethyl formate has another distinguishing characteristic: it also smells of rum.
The molecules, ethyl formate and n-propyl cyanide, were detected in the star-forming region of space known as Sagittarius B2 and represent two different types of molecule - the esters and alkyl cyanides - which were found in a giant dust cloud at the heart of our galaxy.
The results obtained by saturating the Pt (111) surface with pyrene and ethyl formate are shown in Figure 1.
If the aromatic molecule is changed from pyrene to methyl naphthalene, non-symmetric adsorption of ethyl formate is observed (Figure 3), indicating that the direction of the hydrogen bonding can be controlled by functionalization of the aromatic ring.
The new molecules ethyl formate (C_2 H_5 OCHO) and n-propyl cyanide (C_3 H_7 CN) represent two different classes of molecule - esters and alkyl cyanides - and they are the most complex of their kind yet detected in interstellar space.