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methyl formate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, water-soluble, flammable liquid, C 2 H 4 O 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent.
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  • methyl formate, the main by-product for methanol only decomposition was reduced significantly as water was added.
  • Catalysts yielding methyl formate and alcohols will be presented.

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