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Dimethyl Sulfate Properties

Dimethyl Sulfate

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Dimethyl Sulfate is the diester of methanol and sulfuric acid. Dimethyl sulfate was first discovered in the early 19th century in an impure form.It may have been used in chemical warfare.Dimethyl sulfate can be synthesized in the laboratory by many different syntheses, the simplest being the esterification of sulfuric acid with methanol. Dimethyl sulfate is best known as a reagent for the methylation of phenols, amines, and thiols.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 188 °C
CAS Number 77-78-1
Density 1.33 g/ml
EINECS Number 201-058-1
InChI 1S/C2H6O4S/c1-5-7(3,4)6-2/h1-2H3
Melting Point -32 °C
Molar Mass 126.13 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H6O4S
NFPA 704 H-4,F-2,R-0,C-NA
Synonyms Dimethyl ester of sulfuric acid, Methyl sulfate;Dimethyl Sulphate;Di MethylSulphate