methyl cyanoacetate

methyl cyanoacetate

[′meth·əl ¦sī·ə‚nō′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CNCH2COOCH3 A toxic, combustible, colorless liquid with a boiling point of 203°C; soluble in water, ether, and alcohol; used in pharmaceuticals and dyes.
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The longer reaction times and low yields of products using methyl cyanoacetate and ethyl cyanoacetate as a starting material compare to malononitrile are probably due to the lower reactivity of the cyanoacetates.