Substance Information

Methanesulphonic acid

EC / List no.: 200-898-6

CAS no.: 75-75-2

Mol. formula: CH4O3S

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GHS05: Corrosive

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin, causes serious eye damage, may be corrosive to metals and may cause respiratory irritation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, air care products, anti-freeze products and lubricants and greases.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in the production of articles, as processing aid, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures and in the production of articles.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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