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Methyllithium: Pinnacle of Reactivity

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Product Description

  • CAS Number : 917-54-4
  • Molecular Formula : CH3Li
  • Molecular Weight : 22.0g/mol
  • In solvents : 1.6M in Diethyl either, 3M in Diethoxymethane


Methyllithium is a primary organolithium reagent used in organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry. It has an oligomeric shape in both solid and liquid form. It is highly reactive and serves as the synthetic equivalent of the methyl anion synthon.

Methyllithium is particularly renowned for its exceptional nucleophilic properties, making it a versatile tool in the construction of complex organic molecules. As a strong base, it readily reacts with a variety of electrophiles, facilitating key bond-forming reactions in organic synthesis. Despite its reactivity, methyllithium is carefully handled under anhydrous and inert conditions to prevent unwanted side reactions. The oligomeric nature of methyllithium in both solid and liquid states contributes to its stability and solubility in nonpolar solvents. Researchers and chemists harness its unique capabilities to introduce methyl groups selectively into organic compounds, playing a crucial role in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and other valuable organic products. Methyllithium’s significance in the realm of organometallic chemistry underscores its pivotal role in advancing the frontiers of modern synthetic methodologies.