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Furfuryl alcohol

98%

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Synonym(s):
2-(Hydroxymethyl)furan
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C5H6O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
98.10
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
106291
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39150701
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

vapor density

3.4 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.5 mmHg ( 20 °C)
1 mmHg ( 32 °C)
5.5 mmHg ( 55 °C)

assay

98%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

915 °F

expl. lim.

16.3 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.486 (lit.)

bp

170 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

solubility

alcohol: soluble
benzene: soluble
chloroform: soluble
diethyl ether: very soluble
water: miscible

density

1.135 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

OCc1ccco1

InChI

1S/C5H6O2/c6-4-5-2-1-3-7-5/h1-3,6H,4H2

InChI key

XPFVYQJUAUNWIW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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185930

Furfuryl alcohol

vibrant-m

W249106

Furfuryl alcohol

vibrant-m

W249166

Furfuryl alcohol

vibrant-m

W248924

Furfural

assay

98%

assay

≥97%

assay

≥95%

assay

≥98%

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

400

Quality Level

400

Quality Level

400

form

liquid

form

-

form

-

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.486 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.486 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.486 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.525 (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

mp

−29 °C (lit.)

mp

−36 °C (lit.)

General description

Furfuryl alcohol is an efficient trapping agent for singlet oxygen determination in natural waters. Mechanism of acid-catalyzed polycondensation of furfuryl alcohol has been investigated.

Furfuryl alcohol is a furan derivative widely used as a singlet oxygen trapping agent and food additive. Building block for resins, adhesives and coatings.

Application

Furfuryl alcohol has been used as a carbon source in the synthesis of titanium carbide nanofibers/nanoribbons, applicable in the carbide-derived carbon (CDC) material preparation.
It can also be used:
  • As a starting material to synthesize ethyl levulinate, a biofuel from lignocellulosic residues.
  • To prepare colloidal microporous carbon spheres, applicable as adsorbents and catalyst supports.
  • As a starting material to prepare cyclopentanone through aqueous phase hydrogenation reaction using metal catalysts.

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 2 Inhalation - STOT SE 3

target_organs

Nose, Respiratory system

Storage Class

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

149.0 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

65 °C - closed cup

ppe

Eyeshields, Faceshields, Gloves, type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter


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Conversion of furfuryl alcohol to ethyl levulinate using porous aluminosilicate acid catalysts
Neves P, et al.
Catalysis Today, 218(5), 76-84 (2013)
Acid-catalyzed furfuryl alcohol polymerization: characterizations of molecular structure and thermodynamic properties
Taejin K et al.
ChemCatChem, 3, 1451-1458 (2011)
Acid-catalyzed polycondensation of furfuryl alcohol: mechanisms of chromophore formation and cross-linking.
Choura M, et al.
Macromolecules, 29(11), 3839-3850 (1996)
Preparation of colloidal microporous carbon spheres from furfuryl alcohol
Yao J, et al.
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Conversion of furfuryl alcohol into ethyl levulinate using solid acid catalysts
Lange J-P, et al.
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Protocols

Separation of 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde; Furfuryl alcohol; Furfural; 2-Furyl methyl ketone; 5-Methyl-2-furaldehyde

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