Boiling point 112 °C
|Density 1.39 g/cm³|
Melting point 31 °C
|Appearance White crystalline solid; colorless liquid above 31 °C|
1,3-Propane sultone is the organosulfur compound with the formula (CH2)3SO3. It is a cyclic sulfonate ester, a class of compounds called sultones. It is a readily melting colorless solid.
1,3-propane sultone is an activated ester and is susceptible to nucleophilic attack. It hydrolyzes to the hydroxysulfonic acid.
Typical of activated esters, 1,3-propane sultone is an alkylating agent. 1,3-Propane sultone is toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic.