α-Toluenesulfonyl fluoride (PMSF) is used in the preparation of cell lysates to inhibit protein digestion. It is a widely used fatty acid amid hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor for pretreatment of brain membrane preparations when testing CB1 receptor activity.
C Pinsky; A K Dua; F S LaBella. Phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride (PMSF) given systemically produces naloxone-reversible analgesia and potentiates effects of beta-endorphin given centrally. Life Sciences. 1982, 31 (12-13), 1193-1196.
G T James.Inactivation of the protease inhibitor phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride in buffers. Analytical Biochemistry. 1978, 86 (2), 574-579.
Hazard Statements: H301-H314-H318
Toxic if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P201-P280i-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.