sodium ethoxide

noun

variants or less commonly sodium ethylate
: a strong base C2H5ONa obtained in solution by reaction of sodium or sodium hydroxide with ethyl alcohol and as a hygroscopic white powder by evaporation of the excess of solvent and used in organic synthesis (as in the condensation of ethyl acetate to ethyl acetoacetate)

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“Sodium ethoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20ethoxide. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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