Potassium tert-butoxide solution

1.0 M in tert-butanol

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1.0 M in tert-butanol


0.82 g/mL at 25 °C

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Supp Hazards

Reacts violently with water.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3129 8(4.3) / PGI

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

53.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

12 °C

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Wei Liu et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 49(29), 2983-2985 (2013-03-07)
Simple and cheap alcohols can promote the direct arylation of unactivated arenes with aryl iodides and bromides in the presence of potassium tert-butoxide. This transition-metal-free aromatic C-H transformation offers a cheap and easy practical way to synthesize biaryls under mild...
E Crespo-Corral et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1209(1-2), 22-28 (2008-10-01)
The usefulness of the potassium tert-butoxide/dimethyl sulphoxide/ethyl iodide reaction with carbamate and phenylurea herbicides, and its application to phenoxy acids as a way to prevent hazards and toxicity of the sodium hydride/dimethyl sulphoxide/methyl iodide reaction was studied. Using factorial design...
Scott E Denmark et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 12(19), 4954-4963 (2006-05-04)
This paper chronicles the conceptual development, proof of principle experiments, and recent advances in the palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of the conjugate bases of organosilanols. The discovery that led to the design and refinement of this process represents a classical illustration...
Aurélie Mallinger et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 74(3), 1124-1129 (2008-12-24)
3-Aryltetronic acids were prepared in one step by treatment of a mixture of methyl arylacetates and methyl hydroxyacetates with potassium tert-butoxide, via tandem transesterification/Dieckmann condensation. Several mushroom or lichen pigments, vulpinic acids, were synthesized from 3-(4-methoxyphenyl)tetronic acid in three steps...
Hajime Ito et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 48(64), 8006-8008 (2012-07-10)
The regio- and diastereoselective silaboration of aromatic alkenes with a silylboron compound proceeds in the presence of a catalytic amount of potassium tert-butoxide, providing a complementary method to the corresponding transition metal-catalyzed reactions.

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