methyl sulfate

noun Chemistry.

Nearby words

  1. methyl parathion,
  2. methyl propyl ketone,
  3. methyl red,
  4. methyl salicylate,
  5. methyl styryl ketone,
  6. methyl transferase,
  7. methyl violet,
  8. methyl-,
  9. methylacetic acid,
  10. methylal

Origin of methyl sulfate

First recorded in 1930–35

dimethyl sulfate

or methyl sulfate

noun Chemistry.

a colorless or yellow, slightly water-soluble, poisonous liquid, (CH3)2SO2, used chiefly in organic synthesis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for methylsulfate


[ mĕth′əl-sŭlfāt′ ]


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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.