I don't know what reading is being referred to here, but I think there
may have been some miscommunication. Sodium hydride will certainly react
with 2-propanol. In fact, it is a good base to use to generate solutions
of alkoxide. The sodium hydride is insoluble, reacting at it's surface
to deprotonate the alcohol and generate the alkoxide.
See for example...
Sodium hydride is usually supplied as a dispersion of the solid in
mineral oil to avoid reaction with atmospheric moisture. See the
following for usage...
I hope this helps
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On 10/10/18 12:39 PM, Ellen M. Sweet wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have a researcher who is proposing to make a solution of 2-propanol and sodium hydride.
>>From what I'm reading the NaH will not react with the propanol, but that this needs to be done slowly and under nitrogen.
> Any suggestions on what this setup would like and how to add the NaH?
> Thanks in advance.
> Ellen Sweet
> Laboratory Ventilation Specialist
> Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University
> American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
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