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71210 Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium ethoxide

technical, ≥95% (T)

Synonym: Sodium ethylate

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Properties

Related Categories Acids & Bases, Bases, Chemical Synthesis, Essential Chemicals, Organic Bases,
vapor density   1.6 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <0.1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   QDRKDTQENPPHOJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
grade   technical
assay   ≥95% (T)
impurities   ~2% Na2CO3 and NaOH

Description

Packaging

250 g in glass bottle

Application

Sodium ethoxide may be used for the preparation of tricarbonylchloro(glycinato)ruthenium(II) (CORM-3).

General description

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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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Reacts violently with water.
RIDADR 
UN 3095 4.2(8) / PGI
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
86 °F
Flash Point(C) 
30 °C
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