The chemical formula for tetrahydrofuran (THF), also known as Oxolane, is (CH2)4O. It is a cyclic ether and also referred to as a heterocyclic molecule, as one of each methyl group's hydrogen is replaced by oxygen. Tetrahydrofuran is a colorless organic liquid with low viscosity and moderate water miscibility. It is a polar liquid with a wide range of solubility and is abundantly utilized as a polymer precursor in various polymer production sectors. Normally, a variety of separation/purification stages are required for producing High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) grade solvents. Many distillations are employed for the removal of volatile impurities followed by the filtration to remove any solid suspended impurities. Lab Alley is selling its premium quality Tetrahydrofuran, HPLC Grade, 99% in the USA and recommends its use in high quality research labs for reliable and consistent results.
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, HPLC Grade, 99% Features:
|Assay (C4H8O)||Min. 99.0%|
|Peroxide (as H2O2)||0.015%|
|Residue after Evaporation||0.03%|
- Pharmaceutical industries
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.
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