Sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide solution

1.0 M in THF

Hexamethyldisilazane sodium salt solution
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1.0 M in THF


0.904 g/mL at 25 °C

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General description

Sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide solution (NaHMDS) is widely used as a strong base in organic synthesis for deprotonation reactions and base-catalyzed reactions. It is also involved in the generation of enolates, Wittig reagents and carbenes.


NaHMDS can be used as a base:
  • In the synthesis of N-boc-1-amino-1,3-diene derivatives from N-boc-1-amino-4-methoxy-2-alkenes via 1,4-elimination reactions.
  • To deprotonate alkyl or aryl ketones to generate enolate derivatives by hydroxylation reaction.
  • In the enantioselective synthesis of 1,2-amino alcohols by the reaction between various nitroalkanes and aldehydes via nitroaldol reaction promoted by bimetallic heterogeneous catalyst.


18, 20 L in steel drum
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EUH014 - EUH018 - EUH019

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 2924 8(3) / PGII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

1.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-17 °C - closed cup

Stereoselective preparation of (1Z)-and (1E)-N-Boc-1-amino-1, 3-dienes by stereospecific base-promoted 1, 4-elimination
Tayama E and Toma Y
Tetrahedron, 71(4), 554-559 (2015)
Synthetic studies on (1S)-1-(6, 7-dimethoxy-2-naphthyl)-1-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)-2-methylpropan-1-ol as a selective C17, 20-lyase inhibitor
Matsunaga N, et al.
Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 15(13), 2021-2028 (2004)
Lithium and potassium bis (trimethylsilyl) amide: Utilizing non-nucleophilic bases as nitrogen sources
Bruning J, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 38(18), 3187-3188 (1997)
Macromolecules, 39, 5347-5347 (2006)
A Sebok et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1211(1-2), 104-112 (2008-10-14)
This paper presents a derivatization, mass fragmentation study relating to the most common six cholic acids, such as cholic, lithocholic, chenodeoxycholic, ursodeoxycholic, 3-hydroxy,7-ketocholanic and dehydrocholic acids, identified and quantified as pollutants in the aquatic environment at the first time. Derivatizations...

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