Agent Name

Methyl benzenesulfonate

CAS Number

80-18-2

Formula

C7-H8-O3-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

20ND3-5; Benzenesulfonic acid, methyl ester; Methyl benzenesulphonate; [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Benzenesulfonic Acid Derivatives

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes altered sleep time (including change in righting reflex) and convulsions in oral lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; Causes impaired liver function tests in 30-day intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes burns; Harmful by ingestion; Suspected mutagen; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Ethyl p-methylbenzenesulfonate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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