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POTASSIUM 2-METHYL-2-BUTOXIDE, 96%
EINECS Number: 255-272-5
Melting Point: >160° dec
Molecular Weight: 126.24
Alternative Name: POTASSIUM t-AMYLATE
HMIS Key: 3-4-1-X
Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 8: reacts rapidly with moisture, water, protic solvents
Application: 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
Reference: 1. Zavialov, I. A. et al. Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 2237.
2. Jaafpour, L. Hillier, A. C.; Nolan, S. P. Organometallics 2002, 21, 442.