Sodium Methoxide Powder, SMO.
|Grade Standard||Reagent Grade|
|Packaging Size||110 Kg|
- Sodium methoxide is a routinely used base in organic chemistry, applicable to the synthesis of numerous compounds ranging from pharmaceuticals to agrichemicals.
- As a base, it is employed in dehydrohalogenation and various condensations.
- It is also a nucleophile for the production of methyl ethers.
Sodium methoxide is used as an initiator of anionic addition polymerization with ethylene oxide, forming a polyether with high molecular weight. Biodiesel is prepared from vegetable oils and animal fats, that is, fatty acid triglycerides, by transesterification with methanol to give fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs).This transformation is catalyzed by sodium methoxide.