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403067 Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium methoxide solution

ACS reagent, 0.5 M CH3ONa in methanol (0.5N)

Synonym: Sodium methylate

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Properties

Related Categories Acids & Bases, Bases, Chemical Synthesis, Essential Chemicals, Materials Science,
grade   ACS reagent
InChI Key   WQDUMFSSJAZKTM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   0.5 M
concentration   0.5 M CH3ONa in methanol (0.5N)
color   , clarity of solution to pass
bp   64.6 °C
density   0.809 g/mL at 25 °C

Description

Packaging

100, 4×100, 250, 800 mL in Sure/Seal™

Application

Sodium methoxide solution may be used in the following processes:
• As a solvent in the synthesis of disulfides from corresponding thiols.
• To extract fatty acid methyl esters by transesterification process.
• Synthesis of (1R,2R,3R,7aS)-1,2-dibenzyloxy-3-tert-butyldiphenylsilyloxymethylpyrrolizidin-5-one.

General description

Sodium methoxide solution is composed of 0.5M sodium methoxide in 0.5N methanol. It is a widely used organic base in organic synthesis.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN1289 - class 3 - PG 2 - Sodium methylate solutions
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
91.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
33 °C

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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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