Sodium methyl sulfate

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Sodium methyl sulfate
Names
IUPAC name
Sodium methyl sulfate
Other names
Methyl sodium sulfate
Methylsulfuric Acid Sodium Salt
Sodium methyl sulphate
Properties
CH3NaSO4
Molar mass 134.081 g/mol
Appearance White solid
Melting point 210 °C (410 °F; 483 K)
Boiling point Decomposes
Reacts
Solubility Reacts with alkali
Hazards
Safety data sheet Sigma-Aldrich
Related compounds
Related compounds
Dimethyl sulfate
Sodium sulfate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Sodium methyl sulfate is a chemical compound sometimes used as methylating agent.

Properties

Chemical

Heating methyl sodium sulfate yields dimethyl sulfate:

2 CH3NaSO4 → Na2SO4 + (CH3)2SO4

Physical

Sodium methyl sulfate is a white solid, that dissolves exothermically in water.

Availability

Sodium methyl sulfate is sold by various lab suppliers.

Preparation

Sodium methyl sulfate can be prepared by reacting an sulfur trioxide with sodium methoxide.

Projects

Handling

Safety

Sodium methyl sulfate is corrosive and toxic.

Storage

In air-tight bottles and containers.

Disposal

Should be added in large amounts of water and neutralized with a base.

References

Relevant Sciencemadness threads