methanesulfonic acid

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meth·ane·sul·fon·ic acid

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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Methanesulfonic acid solutions with varying concentrations (0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 15.33 M) were used for treatment process.
According to literature [16] 2g of 1 was dissolved in 50 mL of toluene and given to a solution of 240 mg methanesulfonic acid in 250 mL toluene.
* GERMANY: BASF has started production in the plant extension used to manufacture methanesulfonic acid in Ludwigshafen.
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Liquefaction of pine bark using phenol and lower alcohols with methanesulfonic acid catalyst.
The short functionalized nanotubes are copolymerized with the rigid-rod-polyazole blocks in a strong acid, such as sulfuric acid or methanesulfonic acid, that is capable of dissolving both reactants without degradation.
Select C(alpha), O-oximes, such as 3,4-dimethoxyacetophenone or 3,4- dimethylacetophenone oxime, were dilithiated in excess LDA, followed by condensation with ethyl oxanilates to afford C-acylated intermediates that can be cyclized directly with dilute hydrochloric acid/THF, or isolated and separately acid-cyclized to 5- isoxazolecarboxamides using methanesulfonic acid and a water trap.