Agent Name

Methyl trifluoromethanesulfonate

Alternative Name

Methyl triflate

CAS Number

333-27-7

Formula

C2-H3-F3-O3-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl triflate; Methanesulfonic acid, 1,1,1-trifluoro-, methyl ester; Methanesulfonic acid, trifluoro-, methyl ester; Methyl trifluoromethane sulfonate; Methyl trifluoromethanesulphonate; [ChemIDplus] Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid methyl ester; Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid, methyl ester; [CAMEO] UN2920

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Brown liquid; [CAMEO] Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for the methylation of sugars; [NTP] "It is a colourless liquid that is a very powerful (and very dangerous) methylating reagent in chemistry." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid." See "Ethyl methanesulfonate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, flammable, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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