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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


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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2 L in Sure/Seal™

20 L in steel drum

50, 500 mL in Sure/Seal™


Potassium tert-butoxide is used to prepare 3-potassiooxamethylpyridine catalyst.1 It is also used as a strong alkoxide base reagent.

General description

Potassium tert-butoxide solution is a strong non nucleophilic base capable of deprotonating many carbon and other Bronsted acids. Solutions of the reagent in tert-BuOh may be prepared by reacting anhydrous alcohol with potassium under nitrogen.

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