methanesulfonic acid

noun meth·ane·sul·fon·ic acid \ ˌme-ˌthān-ˌsəl-ˈfä-nik- , -ˈfō- \
variants: or methane sulfonic acid

Definition of methanesulfonic acid

chemistry
:a corrosive liquid acid CH4O3S that is used especially as a catalyst in chemical reactions (such as polymerization and esterification)
  • Methanesulfonic acid has been developed as an esterification catalyst in place of sulfuric acid for the synthesis of resins in paints and coatings.
  • —Stanley E. ManahanToxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry2003
  • The mesylate salt is obtained by reaction with methanesulfonic acid.
  • —Anna M. WodlingerRemington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy2005

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First Known Use of methanesulfonic acid

1892


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