StructureTriethyl orthoformiate (TEOF)
CAS No. 122-51-0
EC No. 204-550-4
Synonyms Triethoxymethane; Orthoformic acid triethylester 1,1',1''-[Methanetriyltris(oxy)]triethane TEOF

Triethyl orthoformiate (TEOF)

Triethyl ortoformate (TEOF) is a colorless liquid. Its common synthesis route is from the reaction between hydrogen cyanide and ethanol.

Triethyl ortoformate(TEOF) is an excellent reagent for converting compatible carboxylic acids to ethyl esters.

Most of its applications are in the pharmaceutical API and intermediate synthesis but very common areas of application are the following :

Cosmetic additives: the product is used as intermediate to manufacturer Lycopene and 4-methoxy-alpha-methyl-Benzenepropanal

Food Chemicals: TEOF is used as anintermediate to manufacturer Lycopene and Exaltolide

Agrochemicals: this product is an intermediate to manufacturer: Isoxaflutole, Tioxazafen, Pyraclonil, Benzocaine, Thiamine, Azoluron, Japonilure, Ethyl Maltol,  etc

Veterinary Drugs: TEOF is used as an intermediate to manufacturer Amprolium, Pradofloxacin, Enrofloxacin and Orbifoxacin

Polyurethane coating: it can be used as water scavenger for solvent based polyurethane coating where recommended weight content should be 1-3 %.

Packaging & Shelf Life:

Stainless steel drums,180 kg net

12 months from date of production under recommended storage conditions

Health & Safety:

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).