methanesulfonic acid


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meth·ane·sul·fon·ic acid

 (mĕth′ān′sŭl-fŏn′ĭk)
n.
A corrosive solid, CH3SO2OH, that melts near room temperature and is used as a catalyst for polymerization, esterification, and alkylation, and is sometimes used as a solvent.
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