dimethyl sulfate

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di·meth·yl sul·fate

(dī-meth'il sŭl'fāt),
An industrial chemical (sulfuric acid dimethyl ester (CH3)2SO4), used in synthesis as an alkylating agent; it causes nystagmus, convulsions, and death from pulmonary complications.
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