sodium methoxide


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sodium methoxide

[′sōd·ē·əm me′thäk‚sīd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3ONa A salt produced as a free-flowing powder, soluble in methanol and ethanol; used as an intermediate in organic synthesis. Also known as sodium methylate.
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The heated oil is poured into a separate container and then the Sodium Methoxide solution is mixed along with the heated oil.
The formulation optimized by the experimental design was transesterified with sodium methoxide and sodium hydroxide to evaluate whether the reaction mechanism by different catalysts affected the characteristics of biodiesel.
Organic salt induced crystallization: melt prepolymer was mixed with sodium methoxide (6.
The process began by mixing methanol with sodium hydroxide as a catalyst, forming sodium methoxide (Na CH3O-) in an exothermic reaction and then it was blended with sunflower oil; this process is subdivided into mixture, decantation, and pH stabilization [10] [11].
Transesterification reaction was carried out by mixing oil with sodium methoxide to convert fatty acids (triglycerides) of used frying oil to methyl esters (Biodiesel).
This is accomplished by mixing methanol with sodium methoxide.
Sodium methoxide was prepared by mixing 25% (by volume of oil) of pure methanol and 6.
RESEARCHERS at Iowa State University, the USA, have developed a cheaper and easier way of creating biodiesel, which currently involves reacting soya oil with methanol using toxic, corrosive and flammable sodium methoxide as a catalyst, which dissolves in the process.
According to Iowa State, current biodiesel production technology, which reacts soy oil with methanol using "toxic, corrosive and flammable" sodium methoxide as a catalyst, requires acid neutralization, water washes and separation steps, with the catalysts ultimately rendered unusable.
Methanol and lye are mixed to create sodium methoxide, which is then mixed with the vegetable oil and stirred or agitated--and sometimes heated.
I failed to mention the importance of having running water nearby --it's an important safety measure when preparing sodium methoxide.
After the oil is purged of water, the catalyst, usually sodium methoxide, is added, and the desired reaction occurs quickly.