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Crystal structure of sodium ethoxide (C2H5ONa), unravelled after 180 years

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As early as 1837, Liebig synthesised solid C2H5ONa. Today, C2H5ONa is one of the standard bases in organic synthesis. Here, we report the identification of different solid phases and the crystal structures and phase transformations of C2H5ONa and C2H5ONa·2C2H5OH.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of sodium ethoxide (C2H5ONa), unravelled after 180 years

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Submitted
15 Nov 2019
Accepted
05 Feb 2020
First published
17 Feb 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 3520-3523
Article type
Communication

Crystal structure of sodium ethoxide (C2H5ONa), unravelled after 180 years

M. Beske, L. Tapmeyer and M. U. Schmidt, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 3520
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC08907A

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