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Sodium Thiomethoxide


Other Names:

Sodium methanethiolate

Methanethiol sodium salt






General Information:


Structure:



CAS Number: 5188-07-8

Molecular Weight: 70.08 g/mol

Appearance: White solid

Chemical Formula: NaSCH3




Common Uses:


Reagent for the nucleophilic demethylation of phenolic methyl ethers



Procedure excerpt:

A mixture of the SM (3 g, 9.7 mmol) and aq NaSMe (18 mL, 38.9 mmol, 21% w/v) in DMF (75 mL) was heated to 60 C for 2 h, after which time it was cooled to RT, poured into . . .

[full procedure]




References:


1) Patent Reference: WO2010038081, page 122, (33.8 MB)

2) Wikipedia: Sodium methanethiolate (link)

3) www.sigmaaldrich.com: Sodium thiomethoxide (link)