Ethyl (methylthio)acetate is used as an internal standard during the analytical determination of volatile sulfur compounds in port wines. Further, it is used as food flavors.
In the presence of chlorine or t-butyl hypochlorite, substituted anilines give ortho-substituted derivatives via a base-promoted Sommelet-Hauser type rearrangement of an intermediate azasulfonium salt: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 96, 5512 (1974):
The products are used in the synthesis of oxindoles; see, e.g.: J. Heterocycl. Chem., 28, 1525 (1991).
Under photochemical conditions, alkenes are converted to the homologated saturated ethyl esters: Tetrahedron Lett., 38, 7829 (1997).
Spadafora, N. D.; Paramithiotis, S.; Drosinos, E. H.; Cammarisano, L.; Rogers, H. J.; Muller, C. T. Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in cut melon fruit using analysis of volatile organic compounds. Food Microbiol. 2015, 54, 52-59.
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Mentions de danger (UE): H226-H319-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Mentions de prudence: P260-P201-P280a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and 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.