ethyl formate


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ethyl formate

[¦eth·əl ′fȯr‚māt]
(organic chemistry)
HCOOC2H5 A colorless liquid, boiling at 54.4°C; used as a solvent, fumigant, and larvicide and in flavors, resins, and medicines.
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What is even more fascinating is that ethyl formate has another unique trait, it smells like rum
While they failed to find evidence for amino acids, they did find a substance called ethyl formate, the chemical responsible for the flavour of raspberries.
Curiously, ethyl formate has another distinguishing characteristic: it also smells of rum.
For the complete reaction of diethanolamine, ethyl formate was added step by step.
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.
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.