Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol Properties

Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol

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Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol is one of the most polar ethers. It is used as an important industrial solvent recognized for its unique combination of useful properties. It is a colorless, volatile cycloaliphatic ether with a characteristic odor. THF is unstable at room temperature due to possibility of peroxide formation;stabilized sometimes with BHT.THF used as flavor and fragrance agent,solvent,adjuvant for insecticides,pesticides,fungicides, herbicides,and biocides.It is used as an useful chemical intermediate especially as a starting materials for the preparation of nylon.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless Liquid
Boiling Point 178 °C
CAS Number 97-99-4
Density 1.0543 g/ml
HS Code 29321300
IUPAC Name Oxolan-2-ylmethanol
InChI 1S/C5H10O2/c6-4-5-2-1-3-7-5/h5-6H,1-4H2
Melting Point -80 °C
Molar Mass 102.13 g/mol
Molecular Formula C5H10O2
RTECS Number LU2450000
Refractive 1.452 n20/D
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms (+/-)-Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol;Tetrahydrofuran Methanol;Tetrahydro-2-Furanylmethanol