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M0880

Sigma-Aldrich

Ethyl methanesulfonate

liquid

Synonym(s):
Ethyl mesylate, Methanesulfonic acid ethyl ester
Linear Formula:
CH3SO3CH2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
124.16
Beilstein:
773969
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

form

liquid

Quality Level

refractive index

n20/D 1.418 (lit.)

bp

85-86 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)

density

1.206 g/mL at 20 °C

SMILES string

CCOS(C)(=O)=O

InChI

1S/C3H8O3S/c1-3-6-7(2,4)5/h3H2,1-2H3

InChI key

PLUBXMRUUVWRLT-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Ethyl methanesulfonate had been used for inducing mutation in mouse embryonic fibroblasts, yeast human embryonic kidney cell lines and human lymphocytes.

Packaging

1, 5, 10, 25, 100 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Ethyl methanesulfonate is a DNA ethylating agent, mutagenic to plants and animals and carcinogenic in mammals. It has been used as a model alkylating agent in studies of DNA repair processes. EMS induces base substitutions of guanine-cytosine (G/C) to adenine-thymine (A/T). EMS also generates point mutations and single nucleotide polymorphisms in genomes. EMS is potential chemical mutagen used for inducing mutation in rice, wheat and Arabidopsis thaliana.

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 1B - Eye Irrit. 2 - Muta. 1B - Repr. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

212.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

100 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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