Agent Name

Sodium methyl sulfate

CAS Number

512-42-5

Formula

C-H4-O4-S.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Sodium monomethylsulfate; Sulfuric acid, monomethyl ester, sodium salt; Sodium methyl sulphate; Methyl sulfate, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus] Methyl sulfate sodium salt; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a firming agent for foods; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

A skin irritant; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; Targets the eyes, kidney, liver, and heart; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Dimethyl sulfate."

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