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Sodium azide

ReagentPlus®, ≥99.5%

Synonym(s):
NSC 3072, Hydrazoic acid sodium salt
Linear Formula:
NaN3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
65.01
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic (inorganic)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

≥99.5%

form

powder

mp

370-425 °C

solubility

soluble 65 g/L at 20 °C (completely)

SMILES string

[Na]N=[N+]=[N-]

InChI

1S/N3.Na/c1-3-2;/q-1;+1

InChI key

PXIPVTKHYLBLMZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Sodium azide is commonly used as a bacteriostatic preservative for biological samples and also as a source to generate gas in automobile airbags. It is also a metabolic inhibitor, which inhibits oxidative phosphorylation.

Application

Baylis-Hillman acetates such as ethyl 2-(acetoxyphenylmethyl)acrylate can undergo nucleophilic displacement by sodium azide in aqueous medium to form ethyl (E)-2-azidomethyl-3-phenylpropenoate.
Catalyst for:
  • Oxidative decarboxylation
  • Michael addition reactions

Reagent for synthesis of
  • Blue fluorescent copolymers
  • Metal phosphonates
  • Arenes via aminations

Involved in regioselective synthesis of prianosin B

Packaging

25 kg in poly drum
5, 25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle
2 kg in poly bottle

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 1 Dermal - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - STOT RE 2 Oral

Target Organs

Brain

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

6.1B - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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