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Sodium Methoxide Powder

CAS : 124-41-4

Sodium Methoxide Powder


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.

Sodium Methoxide Powder


AppearanceWhite Crystalline Powder
 SolubilityFree soluble in water, soluble in alcohol and methanol
 IdentificationPositive to Sodium test
 Moisture Content by KF0.25 %w/w
 Free Alkalinity as Noah0.55 %w/w
 Total Alkalinity as NaOCH399.34 %w/w
 Sodium Carbonate Content0.24 %w/w
 Chlorides100 ppm
 Mercury ContentNIL
 Iron ContentNot 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.



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