# Does sodium ethoxide (sodium ethanolate) have a boiling point, or does it decompose?

According to Wikipedia, $\ce{C2H5ONa}$ melts at 260°C, but no boiling point is given. What will happen if $\ce{C2H5ONa}$ is heated further?

• I don't know but my instinct is that it decomposes perhaps with loss of ethene – Waylander Jul 4 '18 at 12:08
• Yeah, it decomposes. – Nilay Ghosh Jul 4 '18 at 17:26
• Thanks. Do you have a reference, and do you know at what temperature it decomposes? – Martin Jul 4 '18 at 21:59