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328650 Aldrich

Potassium tert-butoxide solution

1.0 M in THF

Synonym: Potassium tert-butylate, Potassium-2-methylpropan-2-olate solution

  • CAS Number 865-47-4

  • Linear Formula (CH3)3COK

  • Molecular Weight 112.21

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 3556712

  •  MDL number MFCD00012162

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24859391

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Properties

Related Categories Materials Science, Micro/NanoElectronics, Potassium, Solution Deposition Precursors
concentration   1.0 M in THF
density   0.902 g/mL at 25 °C

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Packaging

2 L in Sure/Seal™

20 L in steel drum

50, 500 mL in Sure/Seal™

Application

Potassium tert-butoxide is used to prepare 3-potassiooxamethylpyridine catalyst. It is also used as a strong alkoxide base reagent.

General description

Potassium tert-butoxide solution is a strong non nucleophilic base. It is capable of deprotonating carbon and other Bronsted acids. Reagent solutions in tert-BuOh may be prepared by reacting anhydrous alcohol with potassium in nitrogen atmosphere.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
May form explosive peroxides.
RIDADR 
UN 2924 8(3) / PGII
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
-2.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-19 °C

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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Acids and Bases

Acids and bases have been used by chemists for centuries, and are among the most fundamental reagents employed in synthetic organic chemistry. This Aldrich product line ranges from Brønsted and Lewis...
Chemfiles Volume 1 Article 3

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