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2-ethylhexyl chloroformate

Product name 2-ethylhexyl chloroformate
Synonyms chloroformic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
GOST no data
CAS 24468-13-1

2-Ethylhexyl chloroformate is a colorless clear liquid with a pungent odor. It is easily hydrolysed by water and alkali solutions. It is reacts with primary and secondary amines to give carbamates (ester of an amide of carbonic acid).


2-Ethylhexyl chloroformate is manufactured by the reaction of phosgene COCl2 with 2-ethylhexyl alcohol.


2-Ethylhexyl chloroformate is an intermediate in production of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and biocides. It is used in manufacture of urethanes and organic peroxides.

Manufacturer(s) JSC Caprolactam
Chemical structure of 2-ethylhexyl chloroformate

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