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Title: N-Methyltaurine
CAS Registry Number: 107-68-6
CAS Name: 2-Methylaminoethanesulfonic acid
Additional Names: b-methylaminoethane-a-sulfonic acid
Molecular Formula: C3H9NO3S
Molecular Weight: 139.17
Percent Composition: C 25.89%, H 6.52%, N 10.06%, O 34.49%, S 23.04%
Line Formula: CH3NHCH2CH2SO3H
Literature References: Prepn: E. Dittrich, J. Prakt. Chem. 18, 63 (1878); J. W. Schick, E. F. Degering, Ind. Eng. Chem. 39, 906 (1947).
Properties: Prisms, mp 241-242°. Freely sol in water. Insol in alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp 241-242°
Derivative Type: Sodium salt
CAS Registry Number: 4316-74-9
Additional Names: N-Methylaminoethane sodium sulfonate; sodium N-methyltaurate
Molecular Formula: C3H8NNaO3S
Molecular Weight: 161.16
Percent Composition: C 22.36%, H 5.00%, N 8.69%, Na 14.27%, O 29.78%, S 19.90%
Properties: Prepd as a 35% aq soln. d425 1.21. At its freezing point (-28°) the soln becomes a suspension of crystals.
Density: d425 1.21
Use: Intermediate in the manuf of surface-active agents.

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