Lithium methoxide
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Names
IUPAC name
Lithium methanolate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.011.580 Edit this at Wikidata
  • InChI=1S/CH3O.Li/c1-2;/h1H3;/q-1;+1
    Key: JILPJDVXYVTZDQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • InChI=1/CH3O.Li/c1-2;/h1H3;/q-1;+1
    Key: JILPJDVXYVTZDQ-UHFFFAOYAW
  • [Li+].[O-]C
Properties
CH3LiO
Molar mass 37.975
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Lithium methoxide is a compound with formula LiCH3O. It is the lithium salt of methanol. Unlike the lithium alkoxides derived from the heavier alcohols, lithium methoxide is largely ionic in its bonding.[1] Its solubility in common polar aprotic solvents like THF is low; however, it is soluble in methanol and is available commercially as a 10% solution.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ WHEATLEY, P. J. (1960-03-05). "Structure of Lithium Methoxide". Nature. 185 (4714): 681–682. doi:10.1038/185681b0. S2CID 6915735.
  2. ^ "Lithium Methoxide (LiOMe) in 10% Methanol" (PDF). FMC lithium. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 Sep 2017.