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methyl sulfate

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noun Chemistry.
  1. dimethyl sulfate.

Origin of methyl sulfate

First recorded in 1930–35

dimethyl sulfate

or methyl sulfate

noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless or yellow, slightly water-soluble, poisonous liquid, (CH3)2SO2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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methylsulfate in Medicine


  1. A colorless, oily, carcinogenic liquid used as a methylating agent.
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