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≥95% Sodium Methoxide
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Sodium Methoxide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CH3NaO
Molecular Weight 54.03
Appearance Fine white powder
Melting Point 127 °C
Boiling Point > 300 °C
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O Reacts violently
Crystal Phase / Structure Hexagonal
Exact Mass 54.008159
Monoisotopic Mass 54.008159

Sodium Methoxide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H251-H302-H314
Hazard Codes F,C
Precautionary Statements P235 + P410-P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310
Flash Point 33 °C
Risk Codes 11-14-34
Safety Statements 8-16-26-43-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1431 4.2/PG II
WGK Germany 1

About Sodium Methoxide

Sodium Methoxide is one of numerous organometallic compounds manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

Sodium Methoxide Synonyms

Sodium methylate; Sodium methanolate; Methanol, sodium salt; Methoxysodium; Methanolic Base; Reagent grade sodium methoxide, NaOCH3

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CH3ONa
MDL Number MFCD00012179
EC No. 204-699-5
Beilstein/Reaxys No. 3592982
Pubchem CID 10942334
IUPAC Name sodium; methanolate
SMILES C[O-].[Na+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CH3O.Na/c1-2;/h1H3;/q-1;+1

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


Sodium Bohr ModelSee more Sodium products. Sodium (atomic symbol: Na, atomic number: 11) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 22.989769. The number of electrons in each of Sodium's shells is [2, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s1. The sodium atom has a radius of 185.8 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 227 pm. Sodium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. In its elemental form, sodium has a silvery-white metallic appearance. It is the sixth most abundant element, making up 2.6 % of the earth's crust. Sodium does not occur in nature as a free element and must be extracted from its compounds (e.g., feldspars, sodalite, and rock salt). The name Sodium is thought to come from the Arabic word suda, meaning "headache" (due to sodium carbonate's headache-alleviating properties), and its elemental symbol Na comes from natrium, its Latin name.


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