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An alkoxide derived from methanol. Also called methylate.

[meth- : oxide.]


(Elements & Compounds) a saltlike compound in which the hydrogen atom in the hydroxyl group of methanol has been replaced by a metal atom, usually an alkali metal atom as in sodium methoxide, NaOCH3. Also called: methylate
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Consequently, a variety of inorganic alkoxides have been employed, including methoxides, ethoxides, isopropoxides, as well as phenyl and other organically substituted derivatives of these silicon, titanium, zirconium, and aluminum alkoxides.(10) The reactivity and functionality of these components is what dictates their selection in the composite-synthesis route.
The reaction then occurs as one of the associated methoxides deprotonates HPNPP which initiates cyclization.