Agent Name

Ethyl methanesulfonate

CAS Number

62-50-0

Formula

C3-H8-O3-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

EMS; ENT 26396; Ethyl ester of methanesulfonic acid; Ethyl ester of methanesulphonic acid; Ethyl ester of methylsulfonic acid; Ethyl ester of methylsulphonic acid; Ethyl mesylate; Ethyl methanesulphonate; Ethyl methansulphonate; Ethylester kyseliny methansulfonove [Czech]; Half-myleran; Methanesulphonic acid ethyl ester; Methylsulfonic acid, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB] Colorless to yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as experimental mutagen, teratogen, and brain carcinogen; [Merck Index]

Comments

A mutagen, tumorigen, and reproductive effector; [RTECS] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; May cause CNS depression; [CAMEO] An alkylating agent and developmental toxicant; [REPROTOX] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.2 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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