Sodium methoxide is a chemical compound with the formula CH3ONa. This appears as white crystalline powder, which is formed by the deprotonating of methanol and it is a widely used reagent in industry and the laboratory. It is also a dangerously caustic base.
|Appearance||White Crystalline Powder|
|Solubility||Free soluble in water, soluble in alcohol and methanol|
|Identification||Positive to Sodium test|
|Moisture Content by KF||0.25 %w/w|
|Free Alkalinity as Noah||0.55 %w/w|
|Total Alkalinity as NaOCH3||99.34 %w/w|
|Sodium Carbonate Content||0.24 %w/w|
|Iron Content||Not more than 10 ppm|
· Sodium meth oxide in powder form is mainly used in pharmaceutical industry, such as the manufacture of Vitamin A1, Vitamin BI, Sulfamethoxypyridazine, Sulfadiazine, trimethoprim.
· It can also be used as catalyst in Biodiesel Industry.
· Sodium Meth oxide can also be applied as edible catalyst and analytical reagent.
· Apart from this Sodium Meth oxide is used in Agriculture, Colorants, Foods, Optical brighteners, Flavoring agents.