methyl formate

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methyl formate

[′meth·əl ′fȯr‚māt]
(organic chemistry)
HCOOCH3 A flammable, colorless liquid with a boiling point of 31.8°C; soluble in ether, water, and alcohol; used in military poison gases and larvicides, and as a fumigant.