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Sodium methoxide

reagent grade, 95%, powder

Synonym: Sodium methylate

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Properties

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grade   reagent grade
vapor density   1.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   50 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   WQDUMFSSJAZKTM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   95%
form   powder
autoignition temp.   851 °F
expl. lim.   36 %

Description

Packaging

1 kg in glass bottle

5 g in glass bottle

100, 500 g in steel can

2 kg in steel can

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.

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.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Reacts violently with water.
RIDADR 
UN 1431 4.2(8) / PGII
WGK Germany 
2
Flash Point(F) 
91.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
33 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin


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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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