methyl chloroformate

methyl chloroformate

[′meth·əl ¦klȯrə¦fȯr‚māt]
(organic chemistry)
ClCOOCH3 A toxic, corrosive, colorless liquid with a boiling point of 71.4°C; soluble in benzene, ether, and methanol; used as a lacrimator in military poison gas and for insecticides. Also known as methyl chlorocarbonate.
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The method incorporates derivatization with methyl chloroformate, separation of the analytes by ion-pair HPLC, and detection by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (MS).
Analytical grade methanol and methyl chloroformate were obtained from Merck.
Methyl chloroformate reacts with primary, secondary, and tertiary amino groups, but not with quaternary amino groups.
Derivatization was started by the addition of 20 [micro]L of methyl chloroformate and the mixture was vortex-mixed.
To measure the carnitine biosynthesis intermediates in urine, samples were first derivatived with methyl chloroformate.