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sodium methylate

noun, Chemistry
a white, free-flowing, flammable powder, CH 3 ONa, decomposed by water to sodium hydroxide and methyl alcohol: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called sodium methoxide. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Later the owners reported that they believed the potential chemical was the sodium methylate.
  • Methanol, not water, is fed to the decomposer to produce sodium methylate.

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