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Sodium Methoxide

  • Product Name: Sodium methoxide
  • Cas No.: 124-41-4
  • Purity: 99%
  • MF: CH3NaO
  • Appearance: White solid
  • Package: Drum
  • Certificate: ISO
  • Application: It is a chemical compound that is often used as a reagent or catalyst in various chemical reactions, particularly in the field of organic chemistry
  • Sample: Available

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Sodium methoxide is an inorganic compound, usually in the form of white crystal or powder, it is a strong alkali, corrosive; It has good solubility in water and can react quickly with water to form methanol and sodium hydroxide. Sodium methanol can also react with other organic compounds, such as alcohols, aldehydes, and acids.

Product Parameter

Chemical Formula CH3NaO CAS Number 124-41-4
Molar mass 54.02 g/mol
Appearance White solid
Melting point 127 °C (261 °F; 400 K)
Boiling point 350 °C (662 °F; 623 K) (decomposition)
Solubility in water Reacts with water
Stability Soluble in ethanol, methanol, Insoluble in hydrocarbons



1. Esterification reaction: Sodium methanol can be used as a catalyst for esterification reaction, which reacts acid or acid anhydride with alcohol to produce ester. For example, chemical sodium methoxide can be used to esterify synthetic flavors and fragrances.

2. Condensation reaction: Sodium methanol can be used as a catalyst for condensation reaction, which condensates aldehydes or ketones with another organic or inorganic compound to produce carbonyl compounds or alcohols. This is often used in organic synthesis to synthesize macromolecular compounds.

3. Alkali catalyzed reaction: In the rearrangement and addition reaction of organic compounds such as alcohols, ethers and amides, sodium methanol can be used as a base catalyst to promote the reaction.

4. Reducing agent: Sodium methanol can be used as a reducing agent for metal reduction reaction, reducing metal ions to the corresponding metal. For example, it can be used to reduce metal ions in acidic solutions to metals.

Multiple uses of products

It use in Pharmaceutical Industry,Biodiesel Production,Agrochemical Industry,Polymer Industry,Research and Development Laboratories