CAS No 76890-98-7
Application / Uses Preparation
Methoxide is an organic salt, and the simplest alkoxide. In organic chemistry, the methoxide ion has a formula of CH3O- and is the conjugate base of methanol. It is an extremely strong base, even stronger than the hydroxide ion. As such, methoxide solutions must be kept free of water; otherwise, the methoxide will remove a proton from a water molecule, yielding methanol and hydroxide.