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Sodium methanethiolate

technical, ≥90% (RT)

Synonym: Methanethiol sodium salt, Sodium thiomethoxide



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grade   technical
assay   ≥90% (RT)


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Strong nucleophile used for the synthesis of methyl aryl sulfides from halo-arenes1,2; Alkanethiolates are efficient reagents for SN2 dealkylation of esters and aryl ethers3,4


5, 25 g in glass bottle

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UN 2921 4.1(8) / PGII
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1. D. Chianelli et al. Synthesis, 475, (1982)

2. P. Cogolli et al. J. Org. Chem. 44, 2642, (1979)

3. T.R. Kelly et al. Tetrahedron Lett., 3859, (1977)

4. L. Testaferri et al. Synthesis, 751, (1983)

Generation of gaseous sulfur-containing compounds in tumour tissue and suppression of gas diffusion as an antitumour treatment. Yamagishi K, Onuma K, Chiba Y, et al. Gut 61(4), 554-61, (2012)


Minimisation of artefact formation of dimethyl disulphide during sampling and analysis of methanethiol in air using solid sorbent materials. Andersen KB, Hansen MJ, and Feilberg A J. Chromatogr. A. 1245, 24-31, (2012)


Clinical utility of a novel colorimetric chair side test for oral malodour. Dadamio J, Van Tornout M, Vancauwenberghe F, et al. J. Clin. Periodontol. 39(7), 645-50, (2012)


Short term clinical efficacy of new meridol HALITOSIS tooth & tongue gel in combination with a tongue cleaner to reduce oral malodor. Wilhelm D, Himmelmann A, Krause C, et al. J. Clin. Dent. 24(1), 12-9, (2013)


Methionine metabolism: major pathways and enzymes involved and strategies for control and diversification of volatile sulfur compounds in cheese. Martínez-Cuesta Mdel C, Peláez C, and Requena T Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr 53(4), 366-85, (2013)


[Halitosis in certain somatic diseases]. Bakhmutov DN, Fedorov IG, Kharchenko OI, et al. Stomatologiia. (Mosk.) 91(3), 24-6, (2012)


[Halitosis in oral diseases]. Bakhmutov DN, Kharchenko OI, and Ianushevich OO Stomatologiia. (Mosk.) 91(1), 13-5, (2012)


Discrimination of the oral microbiota associated with high hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan production. Takeshita T, Suzuki N, Nakano Y, et al. Sci. Rep. 2, 215, (2012)


Odor abatement in biotrickling filters: effect of the EBRT on methyl mercaptan and hydrophobic VOCs removal. Lebrero R, Rodríguez E, Estrada JM, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 109, 38-45, (2012)


Oxygen consumption and development of volatile sulfur compounds during bottle aging of two Shiraz wines. Influence of pre- and postbottling controlled oxygen exposure. Ugliano M, Dieval JB, Siebert TE, et al. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60(35), 8561-70, (2012)


The averaging effect of odorant mixing as determined by air dilution sensory tests: a case study on reduced sulfur compounds. Kim KH Sensors (Basel.) 11(2), 1405-17, (2011)


Molecular basis of the mechanism of thiol oxidation by hydrogen peroxide in aqueous solution: challenging the SN2 paradigm. Zeida A, Babbush R, Lebrero MC, et al. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 25(3), 741-6, (2012)


Kinetics of the bio-oxidation of volatile reduced sulphur compounds in a biotrickling filter. Cáceres M, Silva J, Morales M, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 118, 243-8, (2012)


The combined removal of methyl mercaptan and hydrogen sulfide via an electro-reactor process using a low concentration of continuously regenerable Ag(II) active catalyst. Muthuraman G, Chung SJ, and Moon IS J. Hazard. Mater. 193, 257-63, (2011)


Cytochrome c biosensor--a model for gas sensing. Hulko M, Hospach I, Krasteva N, et al. Sensors (Basel.) 11(6), 5968-80, (2011)


Prediction of periodontopathic bacteria in dental plaque of periodontal healthy subjects by measurement of volatile sulfur compounds in mouth air. Kishi M, Ohara-Nemoto Y, Takahashi M, et al. Arch. Oral Biol. 58(3), 324-30, (2013)


Consideration of reactivity to acute fish toxicity of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl ketones and aldehydes. Furuhama A, Aoki Y, and Shiraishi H SAR QSAR Environ. Res. 23(1-2), 169-84, (2012)


A comparative study of two composts as filter media for the removal of gaseous reduced sulfur compounds (RSCs) by biofiltration: application at industrial scale. Hort C, Gracy S, Platel V, et al. Waste Manag. 33(1), 18-25, (2013)


A combined spectroscopic, docking and molecular dynamics simulation approach to probing binding of a Schiff base complex to human serum albumin. Fani N, Bordbar AK, and Ghayeb Y Spectrochim. Acta. A. Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 103, 11-7, (2013)


The reaction of methionine with hydroxyl radical: reactive intermediates and methanethiol production. Spasojević I, Bogdanović Pristov J, Vujisić L, et al. Amino Acids 42(6), 2439-45, (2012)


Oxidation reactivity of zinc-cysteine clusters in metallothionein. Kassim R, Ramseyer C, and Enescu M J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 18(3), 333-42, (2013)


A randomised clinical trial to assess control of oral malodour by a novel dentifrice containing 0.1%w/w o-cymen-5-ol, 0.6%w/w zinc chloride. Payne D, Gordon JJ, Nisbet S, et al. Int. Dent. J. 61 Suppl 3, 60-6, (2011)


Liquid-gas partitioning of selected volatile organic sulfur compounds in anaerobically digested sludges. Du W and Parker W Water Sci. Technol. 66(3), 573-9, (2012)


Daily variation of oral malodour and related factors in community-dwelling elderly Thai. Samnieng P, Ueno M, Shinada K, et al. Gerodontology 29(2), e964-71, (2012)


Metabolism: Nothing to waste. Atomi H Nat. Chem. Biol. 8(11), 877-8, (2012)


Beil. 1,III,1212

Fieser 5,626

Corp MSDS 1 (2), 3157:A / RegBook 1 (2), 3059:L / Structure Index 1, 485:E:3

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