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LC5209 Sodium methylate
for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC32209 Glass bottle 5 g 10.89
AC32209 Plastic bottle 250 g 17.28
AC32209 Plastic bottle 500 g 23.40


Product information
Synonyms Sodium methoxide, Sodium methanolate
Hill Formula CH3NaO
Chemical formula CH3ONa
HS Code 2905 19 00
EC number 204-699-5
Molar mass 54.02 g/mol
Storage Store at +2°C to +8°C.
EC index number 603-040-00-2
CAS number 7790-28-5


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature 240 °C
Solubility (20 °C) (decomposition)
Melting point 127 °C (decomposition)
Molar mass 54.02 g/mol
Density 1.3 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Bulk density 500 – 600 kg/m3
pH value 12.8 (10 g/l, H2O, 20 °C) Hydrolysis
Boiling point >300 °C
Vapor pressure (20 °C)


Safety information
R Phrase R 11-14-34
Highly flammable.Reacts violently with water.Causes burns.
S Phrase S 8-16-26-43-45
Keep container dry.Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.In case of fire, use sand. Never use water.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Categories of danger highly flammable, corrosive
Hazard Symbol Flammable
RTECS PC3570000
Storage class 4.2S Spontaneously Combustible Solids
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 13
Bases and alcoholates should be diluted if necessary by carefully stirring them into water and then neutralized (protective gloves, fume cupboard!) with hydrochloric acid (Cat. No. 100312). Before placing in container D, check the pH with pH universal indicator strips (Cat. No. 109535).


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1431 SODIUM METHYLATE, 4.2 (8), II
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1431 SODIUM METHYLATE, 4.2 (8), II


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat 2037 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rat > 2000 mg/kg


– acidimetric
∼97 %
– NaOH ≤ 1 %