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Physical & Chemical properties

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
other: handbook data
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Handbook data considered to be from a trusted source acc. to "ECHA, Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment – Chapter R.7a: Endpoint specific guidance".

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Title:
The Merck Index, 14th Edition, An encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals
Author:
O'Neil, M.J. (ed.)
Year:
2006
Bibliographic source:
Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Not applicable - Handbook data
GLP compliance:
not specified

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
no further data

Results and discussion

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid
Form / colour / odour
Form:
viscous
Colour:
Colourless
Odour:
characteristic of sulfur-containing compounds
Substance type:
other: methylether of sulfuric acid

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
Dimethyl sulfate is a viscous, colourless liquid with an odour of a characteristic substance which contains of a sulfur compound.