methyl formate

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, water-soluble, flammable liquid, C 2 H 4 O 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent. Unabridged
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Methyl formate, the main by-product for methanol only decomposition was reduced significantly as water was added.
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