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Alfa Aesar™ Sodium ethoxide, 21% w/w in ethanol

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Sodium ethoxide
CAS 141-52-6
Molecular Formula C2H5NaO
Linear Formula NaOCH2CH3
Formula Weight 68.05g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00012417
UN Number UN3274
Beilstein 3593646
Merck Index 14,8613
Synonym Sodium ethylate
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AAL130830F

 
alfa aesar™
L13083-0F
2500mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAL13083AE

 
alfa aesar™
L13083-AE
100mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAL13083AP

 
alfa aesar™
L13083-AP
500mL CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Concentration 21% w/w in ethanol
Quantity 2500mL
Flash Point 20°C (68°F)
Chemical Name or Material Sodium ethoxide
CAS 141-52-6
Molecular Formula C2H5NaO
Linear Formula NaOCH2CH3
Formula Weight 68.05g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00012417
UN Number UN3274
Beilstein 3593646
Merck Index 14,8613
Synonym Sodium ethylate
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H225-H314
Highly flammable liquid and vapor.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: ALCOHOLATES SOLUTION, N.O.S.
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Sodium ethoxide, 21% w/w in ethanol is used as a strong base in organic synthesis. It finds application in various chemical reactions such as condensation, esterification, alkoxylation and etherifcation. It is actively involved in Claisen condensation, Stobbe reaction and Wolf-kishner reduction. It is an important starting material for the synthesis of ethyl ester and diethyl ester of malonic acid. In Williamson ether synthesis, it reacts with ethyl bromide to form diethyl ether.

Solubility
Miscible with alcohol.

Notes
Moisture sensitive. It hydrolyzes rapidly into sodium hydroxide in the presence of moist air. Incompatible with water, strong bases, acids, oxidizing agents, alkali metals, strong oxidizing agents, ammonia, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, reducing agents, peroxides, acids and chlorinated solvents.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.

GHS H Statement
H225-H314
Highly flammable liquid and vapor.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.