Methyl triflate

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Methyl triflate
Structural formula of methyl triflate Ball-and-stick model of methyl triflate
General
Systematic name Methyl trifluorosulfonate
Other names Trifluorosulfonic acid, methyl ester
Triflic acid, methyl ester
Molecular formula CF3SO3CH3
Molar mass 164.10 g/mol
Appearance Colourless Liquid
CAS number [333-27-7]
Properties
Density and phase Liquid
Solubility in water Hydrolyzes
Melting point ?°C (? K)
Boiling point 100°C
Acidity (pKa) ?
Basicity (pKb) ?
Chiral rotation [α]D
Viscosity ? cP at ?°C
Structure
Dipole moment ? D
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards Corrosive
NFPA 704
Flash point 38°C
R/S statement R: Template:R10-34
S: Template:S26-36 S37 Template:S39-45
RTECS number ?
Supplementary data page
Structure and
properties
n, εr, etc.
Thermodynamic
data
Phase behaviour
Solid, liquid, gas
Spectral data UV, IR, NMR, MS
Related compounds
Related compounds ?
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Methyl trifluoromethanesulfonate, is commonly called methyl triflate, and has the chemical formula CF3SO2-OCH3, and is used as a very powerful (and very dangerous) methylating reagent in chemistry.

See also

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