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Description of key information

Dimethyl sulphate is described as an oily liquid at 20 °C and 1013.25 hPa.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid

Additional information

A literature review was conducted. In a weight of evidence approach the literature values were evaluated. HSDB, GESTIS database and IPCS International Programme on Chemical Safety reports that dimethyl sulphate is a liquid at 20 °C. Three independent literature sources report that dimethyl sulphate is a liquid. The value from HSDB which is a peer reviewed database was chosen as key parameter for the appearance.