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39161 Potassium ethoxide, 99+% (metals basis), 15% w/v in ethanol

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39161-AC 25ml 64.40
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Potassium ethoxide, 99+% (metals basis), 15% w/v in ethanol


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Air Sensitive. Store under Argon. Ambient temperatures.
It reacts vigorously with water.


Potassium ethoxide is used widely among others to alkaline varnish degradation . Potassium ethoxide is used as a strong base. It is used to perform transesterification reactions that yield ethyl esters. It is also a suitable base for the malonic ester synthesis. It is also used as Pharmaceutical Intermediates. Other applications include Nano-materials & Thin Films, Engineering & Environmental, Catalysis & Synthesis, Healthcare & Biochemical.


Keep separated from air, moisture, water, acids, oxidzing agents, and reducing agents. Moisture sensitive.

Literature References

Alberto Bassani, Maurizio Prato, Paolo Rampazzo, Ugo Quintily, Gianfranco Scorrano. Reduction and substitution in the reaction of 4-chloronitrobenzene with alkoxides. J. Org. Chem. 1980, 45, (11), 2263-2264.


GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225-H314-H335-X

Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P235+P410-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Protect from sunlight. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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