Chemical Name: Ethyl methanesulfonate
Molecular Formula: C3H8O3S
Formula Weight: 124.16
CAS No.: 62-50-0
Ethyl methanesulfonate Usage And Synthesis
Chemical Properties colourless liquid
Chemical Properties Ethyl methane sulfonate is a clear liquid.
Uses Experimentally as mutagen, teratogen and brain carcinogen.
Uses Ethyl methanesulfonate is used as mutagen for both mammalian and plant cells. It finds application as a model alkylating agent in the study of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair processes.
Definition ChEBI: A methanesulfonate ester resulting from the formal condensation of methanesulfonic acid with ethanol.
General Description Clear colorless liquid. Denser than water.
Air & Water Reactions Water soluble.
Reactivity Profile Ethyl methanesulfonate alkylates nucleophiles such as hydroxy, amino and sulfhydryl groups in model and biological materials. Is hydrolyzed by excess aqueous alkali to non-corrosive and non-toxic products. Is hydrolyzed by water to a highly corrosive product .