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L11360 Methanesulfinic acid sodium salt, 95%

CAS Number
Sodium methanesulfinate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
L11360-03 1g 25.30
L11360-06 5g 65.80
L11360-14 25g 231.00
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Methanesulfinic acid sodium salt, 95%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Air Sensitive. Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in water.


Methanesulfinic acid sodium salt is used in the preparation of alkyl methyl sulfone and methyl bis(4-tolyl)sulfoniumtrifluoromethanesulfonate. It is also employed in the synthesis of two sulfonyl type reversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT) agents such as benzyl methylsulfonyldithioformate and benzyl phenylsulfonyldithioformate.


Air sensitive. Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Nucleophilic reagent for preparation of alkyl methyl sulfones: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 75, 5582 (1953). Aryl methyl sulfones are formed by SNAr displacement of activated p-fluoro or p-chloro substituents from aryl aldehydes, ketones, nitriles or nitro compounds in DMSO: J. Org. Chem., 54, 4691 (1989). In the presence of CuI in DMF, displacement of non-activated iodoarenes occurs: Tetrahedron Lett., 36, 6239 (1995); see also: J. Org. Chem., 70, 2696 (2005). Under similar conditions, selective displacement of an aryl bromo substituent in the presence of an aryl fluoro can be effected.: J. Org. Chem., 70, 268 (2005). Arylboronic acids undergo displacement with the reagent under mild conditions in the presence of copper(II) acetate in DMF or DMSO; selective displacement of the boronate group from 3-bromobenzeneboronic acid is possible: Tetrahedron Lett., 45, 3233 (2004).

Xu, Y.; Tang, X.; Hu, W.; Wu, W.; Jiang, H. Transition-metal-free synthesis of vinyl sulfones via tandem cross-decarboxylative/coupling reactions of sodium sulfinates and cinnamic acids. Green Chem. 2014, 16 (8), 3720-3723.

Pike, K. G.; Morris, J.; Ruston, L.; Pass, S. L.; Greenwood, R.; Williams, E. J.; Demeritt, J.; Culshaw, J. D.; Gill, K.; Pass, M.; Finlay, M. R. V.; Good, C. J.; Roberts, C. A.; Currie, G. S.; Blades, K.; Eden, J. M.; Pearson, S. E. Discovery of AZD3147: A Potent, Selective Dual Inhibitor of mTORC1 and mTORC2. J. Med. Chem. 2015, 58 (5), 2326-2349.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H332

Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P312-P330-P363-P501c

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Rinse mouth. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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