Methyl Cyanoacetate is often used as a nucleophile in the electrochemical oxidation of catechols. Methyl Cyanoacetate is also a reagent in the synthesis of Methyl 2-Amino-4-trifluoromethylthiophene-3-carboxylate; a compound used in the synthesis of DPP-IV inhibitors for treating type 2 diabetes.
Cyanoacetic Acid Methyl Ester
Acetic acid, cyano-, methyl ester
Appearance & Physical State
clear colorless to very slighlty yellow liquid
54 g/L (20 ºC)
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.