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L13285 Sodium sticks, coated in film of protective hydrocarbon oil, 99%

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Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
L13285-22 100g 29.00
L13285-24 125g 40.80
L13285-36 500g 87.60
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Sodium sticks, coated in film of protective hydrocarbon oil, 99%


Chemical Properties

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Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Air Sensitive. Store under Argon. Ambient temperatures.
Reacts with water.


Sodium sticks, in mineral oil is used for reviews of Na metal - ammonia (Birch) reductions, for preparation of sodamide in liquid ammonia and for use in an acyloin synthesis promoted by sonication.


Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Handle and store under inert gas. It is sensitive to air. Sticks are coated in a protective film of viscous hydrocarbon oil. Additional oil is added when packed.

Literature References

The classical Wurtz coupling reaction of alkyl halides is, in its intramolecular form, a useful method for closing small rings: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 133 (1988); review: Russ. Chem. Rev., 51, 368 (1982).

For reviews of Na metal - ammonia (Birch) reductions, see: Tetrahedron, 45, 1579 (1989); Org. React., 42, 1 (1992). For preparation of sodamide in liquid ammonia, see, e.g.: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 273, 564, 928 (1988); for an iron-free method see: Org. Synth. Coll ., 8, 165 (1993).

For use in an acyloin synthesis promoted by sonication, see: Synlett, 89 (1990).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H260-H304-H314-H335

In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P223-P231+P232-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P335+P334-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire. Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture. 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 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. Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/wrap in wet bandages. 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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