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- Einecs Number 255-272-5
- Synonyms POTASSIUM t-AMYLATE
- HMIS 3-4-1-X
- Molecular Formula C5H11KO
- Molecular Weight (g/mol) 126.24
- Purity (%) 96%
- TSCA Yes
- Melting Point (˚C) >160° dec
More soluble strong base similar to potassium tert-butoxide. Used in synthesis of substituted xanthenes.1
Employed in the preparation of a carbene ruthenium catalyst for olefin metathesis.2
1. Zavialov, I. A. et al. Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 2237.
2. Jaafpour, L. Hillier, A. C.; Nolan, S. P. Organometallics 2002, 21, 442.