Sodium Methoxide
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Title: Sodium Methoxide
CAS Registry Number: 124-41-4
Additional Names: Sodium methylate
Molecular Formula: CH3NaO
Molecular Weight: 54.02
Percent Composition: C 22.23%, H 5.60%, Na 42.56%, O 29.62%
Line Formula: CH3ONa
Literature References: Prepn: Burness, Org. Synth. 39, 51 (1959).
Properties: White, free-flowing powder. Sensitive to air and moisture. Dec by water. Sol in methanol, ethanol. Also exists in solvated form, CH3ONa.2CH3OH, white powder. Apparent density of solvent-free material ~4.6 lb/gal.
Density: Apparent density of solvent-free material ~4.6 lb/gal.
Use: In organic syntheses.

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