156248 Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium ethoxide


Synonym: Sodium ethylate

  • CAS Number 141-52-6

  • Linear Formula CH3CH2ONa

  • Molecular Weight 68.05

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 3593646

  •  MDL number MFCD00012417

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57647509



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vapor density   1.6 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <0.1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   95%



5, 100, 500 g in steel can

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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