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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

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

1 kg in glass bottle

5 g in glass bottle

100, 500 g in steel can

2 kg in steel can

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

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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