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Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium methoxide

reagent grade, 95%, powder

Synonym(s):
Sodium methylate
Linear Formula:
NaOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
54.02
Beilstein:
3592982
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

reagent grade

Quality Level

vapor density

1.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

50 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

95%

form

powder

autoignition temp.

851 °F

expl. lim.

36 %

SMILES string

[Na+].C[O-]

InChI

1S/CH3O.Na/c1-2;/h1H3;/q-1;+1

InChI key

WQDUMFSSJAZKTM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Sodium methoxide is a sodium alkoxide. Its reaction with unactivated aryl bromides in the presence of copper catalyst under various reaction conditions has been studied. It reacts with aryl halides in the presence of a palladium catalyst in DMF to afford arenes.

Application

Sodium methoxide has been used in the preparation of 5-(3-azidopropyl) uridine. It may be used in the synthesis of methyl 2-cyano-lup-3-hydroxy-2-en-28-oate (CN-BA), a 2-cyano derivative of betulinic acid (BA).
Sodium methoxide may be used as an alkali catalyst for the production of fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel) from vegetable oils via transesterification.

Packaging

5 g in glass bottle
100, 500 g in steel can
1 kg in glass bottle
2 kg in steel can

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Flam. Sol. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Self-heat. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

4.2 - Pyrophoric and self-heating hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

91.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

33 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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