Sodium methoxide

CAS No. 124-41-4

Formula: CH3NaO
Basic Info

Sodium methoxide is a chemical compound with the formula CH3ONa. This colorless solid, which is formed by the deprotonation of methanol, is a widely used reagent in industry and the laboratory. It is also a dangerously caustic base.

Formula
CH3NaO
Molecular Weight
54.0237
Exact Mass
54.0082
LogP
0.0467
PSA
23.06
Synonyms

Sodium Methoxide, Powder

Sodium methylate

Sodium Methoxide

Sodium methanolate

methanol sodium salt

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Properties
Appearance & Physical State
clear liquid
Density
0.945
Boiling Point
65ºC
Melting Point
127ºC
Flash Point
11ºC
Refractive Index
1.37
Water Solubility
reacts
Stability
Stability Highly flammable. Reacts violently with water. Keep container dry. Incompatible with water, acids, chlorinated solvents.
Storage Condition
Flammables area
Vapor Density
1.1 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure
50 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Safety Info
RTECS
PC3570000
Safety Statements
S16-S36/37-S45-S7
WGK Germany
1
Risk Statements
R11; R14; R23/24/25; R36/38; R39/23/24/25
HS Code
2905199090
RIDADR
UN 1431
Hazard Class
4.2
Packing Group
II
Caution Statement
P235 + P410; P280; P305 + P351 + P338; P310
Hazard Codes
Hazard Declaration
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : Predict
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IR Spectrum IR : nujol mull
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Raman Spectrum Raman : 4880 A,200 M,liquid
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