Sodium methanolate 124-41-4 Sodium methanolate 124-41-4

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Basic Info.
  • product name: Sodium methanolate 
  • cas: 124-41-4 
  • purity: 99%min 
  • MF: CH3NaO 
  • Application: Industry 
  • Packing: 25kg woven packing 
  • Model No.: CB 
  • Place of Origin: Hebei  
  • Min.Order: 10 Gram
  • Means of Transport: Land, Ocean, Air
Supply Capacity
  • Production Capacity: 500ton/month
  • Packing:bag
  • Delivery Date: within 7-10days

Product Name:

Sodium methanolate


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Product Categories:

Organics;Classes of Metal Compounds;Na (Sodium) Compounds (excluding simple sodium salts);Typical Metal Compounds;metal alkoxide;Sodium Methylate (30% solution in methanol)

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Sodium methanolate Chemical Properties


Melting point 

-98 °C

Boiling point 

65 °C


0.97 g/mL at 20 °C

vapor density 

1.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure 

50 mm Hg ( 20 °C)

refractive index 



11 °C

storage temp. 

Flammables area


Miscible with ethanol, methanol, fats and esters.Immiscible with hydrocarbons and organic solvents.




, clarity of solution to pass

explosive limit


Water Solubility 



Moisture Sensitive






Stability Highly flammable. Reacts violently with water. Keep container dry. Incompatible with water, acids, chlorinated solvents.


Safety Information


Hazard Codes 


Risk Statements 


Safety Statements 



UN 1431 4.2/PG 2

WGK Germany 











HS Code 


Hazardous Substances Data

124-41-4(Hazardous Substances Data)


MSDS Information



Sodium methanolate Usage And Synthesis


Chemical properties

Colorless amorphous fine powder. Dissolved in methanol, ethanol.


1. It can be used as alkaline condensing agent and catalyst in organic synthesis. It can be used to synthesize perfumes, dyes and the like. It is also the raw material of vitamin B1, A and sulfadiazine. 
2. It can be used as condensing agent in organic synthesis and catalyst in edible oil process. It is also the important raw material to synthesize sulfadiazine, sulfamethoxazole, sulfa synergist and the like. 
3. It is the main raw material used for medicine, pesticide. It is also used in dyes and chemical fiber industry.
4. Fatty transesterification catalyst. It can change the fat structure so that it is suitable for margarine. It must be removed in the final food.
5. It is mainly used as condensing agent, strong alkaline catalyst and methoxy agent. It can be used for the preparation of vitamin B1 and A, sulfadiazine and other adAnd little can be used in the production of pesticides. It can also be used as the catalyst for processing edible fats and oils (especially processing lard). It can also be used as analytical reagent.
6. It is widely used in perfumes, dyes and other industries. It is mainly used as condensing agent, strong alkaline catalyst and methoxy agent for the preparation of vitamin B1 and A, sulfadiazine and other adLittle can be used in the production of pesticides. It can also be used as the catalyst for processing edible fats and oils (especially processing lard). It can also be used as analytical reagent.
7. It can be used as condensing agent in organic synthesis.

Production method

1. Xylene (water content < 0.05) and metallic sodium are added into reaction vessel. Heat the reaction vessel to 130~140℃, keep for 1h and stop heating. After rapid stirring for 1h, use cooling water to 50℃. Then start to dropwise add anhydrous methanol (water content < 0.1%), and appropriately add dry xylene. The dropping rate depends on the flow rate of methanol and the release of hydrogen. After the dropwise addition finishes, heat it under reflux for 4h and cool to room temperature to obtain sodium methanolate slurry. Xylene can be recovered by vacuum distillation and then dried in vacuo for 4h. Sodium methanolate can be obtained by nitrogen cooling. The yield is over 90%. Sodium methanolate can also be prepared by the continuous reaction and dehydration of sodium hydroxide with methanol at 85~100℃. 
2. It can be obtained by the reaction of sodium hydroxide and methanol in benzene.


Corrosive materials

Chemical Properties

white powder

Explosive hazardous characteristics

Its hydrolysates caustic is corrosive to skin and cornea.


Used in nonaqueous titrations.


In organic syntheses.

Flammability hazard characteristics

It decomposes into methanol and sodium hydroxide with water. It is flammable.

Storage characteristics

Ventilated and dry low-temperature treasury. It should be stored separately from acids and oxidizing agents.

Extinguishing agent

Foam, carbon dioxide, sand

General Description

A colorless cloudy white liquid consisting of sodium methylate, a solid, dissolved in methyl alcohol. Density 9.0 lb / gal. Corrosive to metals and tissue. Used to process edible fats and oils and to make other chemicals.

Air & Water Reactions

Highly flammable. Ignites in moist air [Wischmeyer 1966]. Reacts with water to produce a mixed solution of sodium hydroxide and methyl alcohol.

Reactivity Profile

SODIUM METHYLATE is a strong base. Reacts with light metals forming H2 gas, with fire and explosion hazards. Too rapid addition of sodium methylate to a mixture of chloroform and methanol initiated an uncontrolled exothermic reaction between the chloroform and the methylate that caused a violent explosion [MCA Case History 693 1961]. Sodium methoxide is incompatible with 4-chloronitrobenzene and fluorinated cyclopropenyl methyl ethers, such as perfluoromethoxycyclopropene. The reactions are vigorous and may initiate ignition [Bretherick, 1995, pg. 191].

Health Hazard

TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Avoid any skin contact. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic ad. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may be corrosive and/or toxic and cause pollution.

Fire Hazard

Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes. Some are oxidizers and may ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Contact with metals may evolve flammable ad. Containers may explode when heated.

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