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A15996 4-Methylmorpholine N-oxide monohydrate, 98+%

CAS Number
N-Methylmorpholine N-oxide monohydrate

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A15996-09 10g 26.00
A15996-14 25g 56.90
A15996-18 50g 105.00
A15996-22 100g 195.00
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4-Methylmorpholine N-oxide monohydrate, 98+%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
135.17 (117.15anhy)
Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in water.


4-Methylmorpholine N-oxide monohydrate is used as a solvent to prepare cellulose fibers. It is an oxidant and involved in the catalytic OsO4 oxidation of olefins to cis-1,2-diols. It is also involved in ruthenium catalyzed oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and ketones.


Hygroscopic. Store in a cool place. Keep the container tightly closed. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Stoichiometric oxidant permitting the use of Osmium(VIII)­ oxide, 12103, catalytically in the cis-hydroxylation of alkenes: Tetrahedron Lett., 1973 (1976): Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 342 (1988). For use in the asymmetric dihydroxylation (ADH) reaction, catalyzed by Osmium(VIII)­ oxide, 12103, see: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 110, 1968 (1988); Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 383 (1998).

In the presence of Ru catalysts such as RuCl3 or Dichlorotris(triphenyl­phosphine)­ruthenium(II)­, L00373, oxidizes various types of alcohol to carbonyl compounds: Tetrahedron Lett., 2503 (1976). See also Tetra-n-propyl­ammonium perruthenate(VII)­, B24511.

In the presence of 4A molecular sieves in acetonitrile, activated (e.g. benzylic) halides can be oxidized to aldehydes and ketones: Synth. Commun., 22, 1967 (1992).

Boronic esters formed by treatment of aryl bromides in THF with n-BuLi, followed by trimethyl borate, can be oxidized in situ to phenols without isolation of the boronic acid: Synlett, 931 (1995).


Chapelat, J.; Hengartner, U.; Chougnet, A.; Liu, K.; Huebbe, P.; Rimbach, G.; Woggon, W. D. Asymmetric Synthesis and Biological Activity of nor-α-Tocopherol, a New Vitamin E Analogue. ChemBioChem 2011, 12 (1), 118-124.

Tong, L. H.; Guenee, L.; Williams, A. F. Pentasubstituted Ferrocene and Dirhodium(II) Tetracarboxylate as Building Blocks for Discrete Fullerene-Like and Extended Supramolecular Structures. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50 (6), 2450-2457.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

Avoid breathing 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 ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. 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. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Harmonized Tariff Code


  • A10221

    Imidazole, 99%
  • A11752

    Pyridinium chlorochromate, 98%
  • A14005

    Hydrazine monohydrate, 98+%
  • B24511

    Tetra-n-propylammonium perruthenate(VII), 98%
  • 12103

    Osmium(VIII) oxide, 99.8% (metals basis), Os 74.4% min

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