Publishchemidea, 2015 No: 15

Submitted: Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Title of the idea: Trimethoxy sodium tert butoxide – Super base?
Author of the idea: Ramesha
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Key words for search: Dimethyl carbonate, sodium methoxide, super base
Explain briefly the idea

Sodium methoxide can theoretically react with dimethyl carbonate to give Tri-methoxy sodium tert butoxide. Because of the 3 electron releasing inductive effect of oxygen, this could be a SUPER BASE!. No data on this compound so far!

Why do you think this idea will work? In organic chemistry
Do you have any experimental proof? No. But seen exothermic reaction when dimethyl carbonate is mixed with sodium methoxide!
Literature reference None
Where it is useful? Academic
Do you plan to work on this idea in near future? Yes
Interested in collaboration? Yes
Nature of idea: Theoretical
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