Tetrahydrofuran is an organic compound with the formula (CH₂)₄O. The compound is classified as heterocyclic compound, specifically a cyclic ether. It is a colorless, water-miscible organic liquid with low viscosity. It is mainly used as a precursor to polymers.
- Tetrahydrofuran Formula: C4H8O
- Tetrahydrofuran CAS RN: 109-99-9
- Tetrahydrofuran Boiling Point: 150.8°F (66°C)
- Tetrahydrofuran Density: 0.8876 g/cm3 at 20 °C
- Tetrahydrofuran Molar Mass: 72.11 g/mol
- Tetrahydrofuran Melting point: -163.1°F (-108.4°C)
- Tetrahydrofuran NFPA: Rating = 3
Tetrahydrofuran IUPAC ID: Oxolane
- Tetrahydrofuran ChemSpider ID: 7737
- Tetrahydrofuran PubChem CID: 8028
- Tetrahydrofuran Molecular Weight: 72.11 g/mol
THF is composed of 4 carbon atoms, 8 hydrogen atoms, and one oxygen atom. It is most importantly characterized as being a heterocyclic ether. Structures of Furan and tetrahydrofuran (THF). THF has 4 hydrogen atoms replacing the double bonds of furan. Read more here.
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is extremely flammable (NFPA rating = 3), and its vapor can travel a considerable distance to an ignition source and "flash back.) Read more here.
Tetrahydrofuran (THF), ACS Features:
|Assay (C4H8O)||Min. 99.0%|
|Peroxide (as H2O2)||0.015%|
|Residue after Evaporation||0.03%|
Tetrahydrofuran (THF), ACS Shipping Information:
DOT: Tetrahydrofuran, 3, UN2056, PG II
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