Sodium tert-butoxide

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Sodium tert-butoxide
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IUPAC name
Sodium 2-methylpropan-2-olate
Other names
Sodium t-butoxide
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.011.584
Molar mass 96.105 g·mol−1
Acidity (pKa) 19[1]
Safety data sheet [1]
Flash point 14 °C (57 °F; 287 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Sodium tert-butoxide is the chemical compound with the formula (CH3)3CONa.[2] It is a strong base and a non-nucleophilic base. It is sometimes written in chemical literature as sodium t-butoxide. It is similar in reactivity to the more common potassium tert-butoxide.

The compound can be produced by treating tert-butyl alcohol with sodium hydride.[3]


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  3. ^ PM. Dewick, 2013. Essentials of Organic Chemistry: For Students of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons; p. 157. ISBN 978-1-118-68196-1