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Sodium tert-pentyloxide is a effective base for the alkylation of ketones.
I. N. Nazarov; S. N. Ananchenko; I. V. Torgov. Condensation of 1-vinylcyclohexene with propiolic and tetrolic acids and esters. Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Division of chemical science.1959, 8,(1), 84-90.
Strong, hydrocarbon-soluble base: J. Organomet. Chem., 364, 281 (1989). Useful base for the Wittig reaction: Tetrahedron Lett., 31, 635 (1990).
In combination with LDA forms a 'superbasic ' reagent: Synthesis, 1493 (1995).
Hazard Statements: H228-H251-H314-H318
Flammable solid. Self-heating: may catch fire. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.