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

Chemical Identifiers

CAS 141-52-6
Molecular Formula C2H5NaO
Linear Formula NaOCH2CH3
Formula Weight 68.05
MDL Number MFCD00012417
UN Number UN3274
Beilstein 3593646
Merck Index 14,8613
Synonym Sodium ethylate
Chemical Name or Material Sodium ethoxide
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L130830F
2500mL N/A N/A  
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L13083AE
100mL N/A N/A  
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Specifications

Description

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.
Description & Specifications

Chemical Identifiers

141-52-6
NaOCH2CH3
MFCD00012417
3593646
Sodium ethylate
C2H5NaO
68.05
UN3274
14,8613
Sodium ethoxide

Specifications

141-52-6
NaOCH2CH3
MFCD00012417
3593646
Sodium ethylate
2500mL
Sodium ethoxide
C2H5NaO
68.05
UN3274
14,8613
21% w/w in ethanol
20°C (68°F)

Safety and Handling

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

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.

Danger

DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: ALCOHOLATES SOLUTION, N.O.S.

TSCA : TSCA