sodium ethoxide

noun
variants: less commonly

sodium ethylate

Definition of sodium ethoxide

  1. :  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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