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Potassium methoxide

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Synonym(s):
Potassium methylate
Linear Formula:
CH3OK
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
70.13
Beilstein:
3551544
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Assay

95%

form

solid

SMILES string

[K+].C[O-]

InChI

1S/CH3O.K/c1-2;/h1H3;/q-1;+1

InChI key

BDAWXSQJJCIFIK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Potassium methoxide 95%

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292788

Potassium methoxide

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333379

Potassium ethoxide

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60528

Potassium sulfate

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form

solid

form

powder

form

-

form

solid

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

General description

Potassium methoxide is a basic nucleophile used in the dehalogenation of arylhalides.

Application

Potassium methoxide can be used:
  • As a methoxylating agent for methoxylation of bromo- and mesyloxyalkanes in the presence of an ionic liquid [bmim][BF4].
  • As a catalyst for the synthesis of dimethyl carbonate and methyl formate.
  • As a catalyst for the transesterification of sunflower oil for the production of biodiesel.

Pictograms

FlameCorrosion

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Self-heat. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

4.2 - Pyrophoric and self-heating hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

51.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

11 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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The effect of Mo(CO)6 as a co-catalyst in the carbonylation of methanol to methyl formate catalyzed by potassium methoxide under CO, syngas and H2 atmospheres. HP-IR observation of the methoxycarbonyl intermediate of Mo(CO)6.
Jali S, et al.
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 348(1-2), 63-69 (2011)
Oligoethylene Glycols as Highly Efficient Mutifunctional Promoters for Nucleophilic-Substitution Reactions
Vinod J H et al.
Chemistry?A European Journal , 18, 3918-3924 (2012)
Synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from methanol and carbon dioxide using potassium methoxide as catalyst under mild conditions.
Cai Q, et al.
Catalysis Letters, 103(3-4), 225-228 (2005)
General and practical potassium methoxide/disilane-mediated dehalogenative deuteration of (hetero) arylhalides
Xin W et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 10970-10974 (2018)
Integrated biodiesel production: a comparison of different homogeneous catalysts systems.
Vicente G, et al.
Bioresource Technology, 92(3), 297-305 (2004)

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