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Sodium ethoxide

95%

Synonym: Sodium ethylate

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vapor density   1.6 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <0.1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   QDRKDTQENPPHOJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   95%

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5, 100, 500 g in steel can

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Sodium ethoxide (Sodium ethylate) is a sodium alkoxide. It has been synthesized by reacting sodium with ethanol. It undergoes decomposition in the presence of water to afford ethanol and sodium hydroxide. It is widely employed as a strong base in organic synthesis studies.

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