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Tetramethyl orthosilicate

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Tetramethyl orthosilicate

Molecular formula: C4H12O4Si CAS# 681-84-5
Categories: Ester
Silicic acid (H4SiO4), tetramethyl ester(CAS)
Tetra-methyl orthosilicate
Tetramethyl orthosilicate(IUPAC) [Wiki]
Tetramethyl silicate(IUPAC)
methyl silicate
silicic acid, tetramethyl ester
silicon methoxide

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Elemental composition
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Reactions in which Tetramethyl orthosilicate is involved

  • SiBr4 + 4{R}OH -> Si(O{R})4 + 4HBr , where R = CH3 C2H5
  • SiCl4 + 4CH3OH "100^oC"--> Si(OCH3)4 + 4HCl
  • Si(OCH3)4 + 2H2O -> SiO2 + 4CH3OH