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46585 Sodium methoxide, ca 25% w/w in methanol

CAS Number
124-41-4
Synonyms
Sodium methylate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
46585-AP 500ml 30.60
46585-0F 2500ml 78.10
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Sodium methoxide, ca 25% w/w in methanol

MDL
MFCD00012179
EINECS
204-699-5

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH3ONa
Formula Weight
54.02
Form
Liquid
Melting point
-2°
Boiling Point
92°
Flash Point
29°(84°F)
Density
0.945
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Air Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Miscible with ethanol, fats and esters.

Applications

Sodium methoxide 2% w/w in methanol is used in the preparation of high-spin hexanuclear Mn(III) cluster, [NaMn6 (OMe)12 (dbm)6]+. It is useful in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. It serves as an initiator of anionic addition polymerization with ethylene oxide, forming a polyether with high molecular weight.

Notes

Air, moisture and heat sensitive. Incompatible with acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, oxidizing agents, alkali metals, chlorinated solvents, water and reducing agents.

Literature References

Tranchimand, S.; Faure, B.; Naubron, J. V.; Alphand, V.; Archelas, A.; Iacazio, G. Silica-Catalysed and Highly Stereoselective Convergent and Nonconvergent Rearrangements of Menthone Enol Acetate Epoxides: Easy Access to the Four α-Hydroxymenthone Stereoisomers. Eur. J. Org. Chem 2012, 2012, (23), 4365-4372.

Li, H. P.; Zhao, H. Preparing Biodiesel from High-acidity Waste Cooking Oil Catalyzed by Sodium Methoxide. Energy sourc. A, Recovery util. environ. effects 2015, 37 (3), 334-340.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H226-H301+H311+H331-H314-H335-H370

Flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. Causes damage to organs.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. 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 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. 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. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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

Other References

Merck
14,8643
Beilstein
3592982
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2905.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
PC3570000

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