methoxide

[meth-ok-sahyd, -sid]
noun Chemistry.
methylate ( def 1 ).

Origin:
meth- + oxide

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methoxide (mɛθˈɒksaɪd)
 
n
Also called: methylate a saltlike compound in which the hydrogen atom in the hydroxyl group of methanol has been replaced by a metal atom, usually an alkali metal atom as in sodium methoxide, NaOCH3

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Current efforts also include extending the sodium recycling technology from sodium methoxide to sodium borate.
The oil was converted to methyl esters using a sodium methoxide catalyst in methanol.
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