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Sodium Acetate

Other Names:

Sodium ethanoate

Acetic acid sodium salt


General Information:


CAS Number: 127-09-3

Molecular Weight: 82.03 g/mol

Appearance: White powder

Sodium acetate (NaOAc) is the sodium salt of acetic acid. It is generally used in organic chemistry as a weak base. Potassium acetate (KOAc) is used more commonly than sodium acetate, usually as a base in palladium catalyzed reactions.

Common Uses:

Weak base in reactions

Procedure excerpt:

To an ice-cold solution of the SM (83.8 mg, 0.219 mmol) and NaOAc (35.9 mg, 0.438 mmol) in DCM (0.768 mL) was added dropwise a solution of Br2 (0.023 mL, 0.438 mmol) . . .

[full procedure]


1) Patent Reference: WO2015051043, page 88, (9.7 MB)

2) Wikipedia: Sodium acetate (link)

3) Sodium acetate (link)