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Sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide solution

1.0 M in THF

Hexamethyldisilazane sodium salt solution
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1.0 M in THF


0.904 g/mL at 25 °C

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General description

Sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide solution (NaHMDS) is widely used as a strong base in organic synthesis for deprotonation reactions and base-catalyzed reactions. It is also involved in the generation of enolates, Wittig reagents and carbenes.


NaHMDS can be used as a base:
  • In the synthesis of N-boc-1-amino-1,3-diene derivatives from N-boc-1-amino-4-methoxy-2-alkenes via 1,4-elimination reactions.
  • To deprotonate alkyl or aryl ketones to generate enolate derivatives by hydroxylation reaction.
  • In the enantioselective synthesis of 1,2-amino alcohols by the reaction between various nitroalkanes and aldehydes via nitroaldol reaction promoted by bimetallic heterogeneous catalyst.


18, 20 L in steel drum
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Hazard Classifications

Carc. 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B

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Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

1.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-17 °C - closed cup

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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Stereoselective preparation of (1Z)-and (1E)-N-Boc-1-amino-1, 3-dienes by stereospecific base-promoted 1, 4-elimination
Tayama E and Toma Y
Tetrahedron, 71(4), 554-559 (2015)
Lithium and potassium bis (trimethylsilyl) amide: Utilizing non-nucleophilic bases as nitrogen sources
Bruning J, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 38(18), 3187-3188 (1997)
Macromolecules, 39, 5347-5347 (2006)
Xiaoguang Li et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 47(38), 10761-10763 (2011-08-30)
A silica microsphere suspension and a silica sol are employed in a two-step dipping process for the preparation of a superhydrophobic surface. It's not only a facile way to achieve the lotus effect, but can also create a multi-functional surface
Tatsuya Nitabaru et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(38), 13860-13869 (2009-09-10)
Full details of an anti-selective catalytic asymmetric nitroaldol reaction promoted by a heterobimetallic catalyst comprised of Nd(5)O(O(i)Pr)(13), an amide-based ligand, and NaHMDS (sodium hexamethyldisilazide) are described. A systematic synthesis and evaluation of amide-based ligands led to the identification of optimum

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