|Preferred IUPAC name
sodium thiomethoxide, sodium methyl mercaptide, sodium thiomethylate, methanethiol sodium salt, methyl mercaptan sodium salt
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||70.08 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Sodium methanethiolate or sodium thiomethoxide (CH3SNa, MeSNa) is the sodium conjugate base of methanethiol. This compound is commercially available as a white solid. It is a powerful nucleophile that can be used to prepare methylthioethers. Its hydrolysis in moist air produces methanethiol, which has a low odor threshold and a noxious fecal smell.