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403067 Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium methoxide solution

ACS reagent, 0.5 M CH3ONa in methanol (0.5N)

Synonym: Sodium methylate

  • CAS Number 124-41-4

  • Linear Formula CH3ONa

  • Molecular Weight 54.02

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3592982

  •  MDL number MFCD00012179

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24865160

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Properties

Related Categories Acids & Bases, Bases, Chemical Synthesis, Essential Chemicals, Materials Science,
Quality Level   200
grade   ACS reagent
assay   0.5 M
concentration   0.5 M CH3ONa in methanol (0.5N)
color   , clarity of solution to pass
bp   64.6 °C
density   0.809 g/mL at 25 °C
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   [Na+].C[O-]
InChI   1S/CH3O.Na/c1-2;/h1H3;/q-1;+1
InChI key   WQDUMFSSJAZKTM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Sodium methoxide solution is composed of 0.5M sodium methoxide in 0.5N methanol. It is a widely used organic base in organic synthesis.

Application

Sodium methoxide solution may be used in the following processes:
• As a solvent in the synthesis of disulfides from corresponding thiols.
• To extract fatty acid methyl esters by transesterification process.
• Synthesis of (1R,2R,3R,7aS)-1,2-dibenzyloxy-3-tert-butyldiphenylsilyloxymethylpyrrolizidin-5-one.

Packaging

100, 4×100, 250, 800 mL in Sure/Seal™

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN1289 - class 3 - PG 2 - Sodium methylate solutions
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
Flash Point(F) 
51.8 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
11.0 °C - closed cup

Documents

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