I am conducting organic reaction in Dimethoxyethane as solvent in the presence of base (NaOH), but the NaOH is not completely soluble ( Sparingly soluble) in Dimethoxyethane even after the addition of excess of solvent. Peoples says that for a reaction, the reactants must be completely soluble in solvent.
Can someone comments about solubility of Bases during organic reaction?
I actually want conduct similar kind of reaction, the paper mentioned that NaOH and organic compound stirred vigorously until to obtained clear solution. In my case my compound is completely soluble in DME but NaOH is poorly soluble.