Agent Name

Methyl p-methylbenzenesulfonate

CAS Number

80-48-8

Formula

C8-H10-O3-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl 4-toluene sulfonate; 4-Toluenesulfonic acid, methyl ester; Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-methyl-, methyl ester; Methyl 4-methylbenzenesulfonate; Methyl p-toluenesulfonate; Methyl p-tosylate; Methyl toluene sulfonate; Methyl toluene-4-sulfonate; Methyl toluenesulfonate; Methyl tosylate; Methyl-p-toluenesulfonate; Methylester kyseliny p-toluensulfonove [Czech]; p-Methylbenzenesulfonate methyl ester; p-Toluenesulfonic acid, methyl ester; p-Toluolsulfonsaeure methyl ester [German]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzenesulfonic Acid Derivatives

Description

White vesicant solid; Solidifies at 24 deg C; [Hawley] White or light brown solid; mp = 28-29 deg C; [HSDB] Off-white low melting solid or clear liquid; mp = 27-28 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as methylating agent in organic synthesis and as a catalyst for alkyd resins; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin and eye irritant; [Hawley] Urticaria and skin sensitization have been reported; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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