Methanesulfonic acid (MsOH) is a colorless liquid with the chemical formula CH3SO3H. It is the simplest of the alkylsulfonic acids. Salts and esters of methanesulfonic acid are known as mesylates (or methanesulfonates, as in ethyl methanesulfonate). It is hygroscopic in its concentrated form.
Electroplating and electrochemical processes
1. Alkylation, esterification and condensation reactions
2. Lead recovery
3. Chemical intermediate for manufacture of drugs and pesticides
4. Petroleum refining and lube oil additives
5. Extraction and process solvent
6. Plastic stabilizers