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Tetrahydrofuran

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Tetramethylene oxide, Oxolane, Butylene oxide
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C4H8O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
72.11
Beilstein:
102391
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

2.5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

114 mmHg ( 15 °C)
143 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.9% (GC)

autoignition temp.

610 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

contains

~0.025% 2,6-di-tert.-butyl-4-methylphenol as stabilizer

expl. lim.

1.8-11.8 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.407 (lit.)

bp

65-67 °C (lit.)

mp

−108 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble

density

0.889 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

C1CCOC1

InChI

1S/C4H8O/c1-2-4-5-3-1/h1-4H2

InChI key

WYURNTSHIVDZCO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is a saturated cyclic ether. Its potential use as a biofuel for internal combustion engines is investigated.
Tetrahydrofuran is an important basic chemical compound, which belongs to the category of 5-membered heterocycles.

Application

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Tetrahydrofuran may be used as an extraction solvent for the determination of pesticide residues in olive oil and phthalates in toys and child care articles by chromatography techniques.
Tetrahydrofuran may find application as a solvent in the synthesis of (S)-2-(1-pyrrolidinylmethyl)pyrrolidine. It is also an excellent solvent for sodium diisopropylamide, which can find applications as an effective base for the isomerization of alkenes and metalation of 1,4-dienes.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

-6.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-21.2 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Sodium Diisopropylamide in Tetrahydrofuran: Selectivities, Rates, and Mechanisms of Alkene Isomerizations and Diene Metalations
Algera FR, et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(33), 11544- 11549 (2017)
Simultaneous GC?MS determination of eight phthalates in total and migrated portions of plasticized polymeric toys and childcare articles
Al-Natsheh M, et al.
Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Sciences and Applications, 985, 103-109 (2015)
Hayashi T, et al. et al.
Asymmetric Synthesis: Graphical Abstracts and Experimental Methods (1998)
Direct Functionalization of Tetrahydrofuran and 1, 4-Dioxane: Nickel-Catalyzed Oxidative C (sp3) H Arylation
Liu D, et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English), 52(16), 4453-4456 (2013)
Determination of residual pesticides in olive oil by GC-MS and HPLC-MS after extraction by size-exclusion chromatography.
Barrek S
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 376(3), 355-359 (2003)

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