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Methanesulfonyl Chloride

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  • Methanesulfonyl chloride or mesyl chloride (abbreviation: MsCl) is the compound obtained when the hydroxy group in the molecule of methanesulfonic acid is replaced with a chlorine atom.

    Methanesulfonyl chloride is the reagent used to convert alcohols into alkyl mesylates.


    see also p-toluenesulfonyl chloride

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