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Furfural

natural, ≥98%, FCC, FG

Synonym(s):
2-Furaldehyde, Furan-2-carboxaldehyde
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C5H4O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
96.08
FEMA Number:
2489
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
105755
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
13.018

Quality Level

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher
natural

Agency/Method

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 175.105

vapor density

3.31 (vs air)

vapor pressure

13.5 mmHg ( 55 °C)

assay

≥98%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

599 °F

expl. lim.

19.3 %

refractive index

n20/D 1.525 (lit.)

bp

162 °C (lit.)

mp

−36 °C (lit.)

solubility

95% ethanol: soluble 1 mL/mL, clear

density

1.16 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

almond; baked; bread; woody; sweet

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

[H]C(=O)c1ccco1

InChI

1S/C5H4O2/c6-4-5-2-1-3-7-5/h1-4H

InChI key

HYBBIBNJHNGZAN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Furfural is a furan derivative. It is a potential substitute for petroleum-based building blocks used in the production of fine chemicals and plastics. Production of furfural by dehydration of fructose, glucose and xylose using a biphasic reactor system has been reported. Furfural, a Maillard reaction product, is reported to inhibit the growth and alcohol production bySaccharomyces cerevisiae. Selective conversion of furfural in H2 over SiO2-supported Ni and Ni-Fe bimetallic catalyst has been reported. Furfurals are the are major components of bio-oil.

Application

Furfural may be used in the preparation of biofuel 2-methylfuran.

Packaging

5, 10 kg in composite drum
1 kg in glass bottle

Other Notes

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Pictograms

Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

Signal Word

Danger

hazcat

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

Target Organs

Respiratory system

storage_class_code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

136.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

58 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Inhibition of glycolysis by furfural in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Banerjee N, et al.
Europ. J. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 11(4), 226-228 (1981)
Selective conversion of furfural to methylfuran over silica-supported Ni Fe bimetallic catalysts.
Sitthisa S, et al.
J. Catal., 284(1), 90-101 (2011)
Production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural by dehydration of biomass-derived mono-and poly-saccharides.
Chheda JN, et al.
Green Chemistry, 9(4), 342-350 (2007)
Selective hydrogenation of furfural and levulinic acid to biofuels on the ecofriendly Cu-Fe catalyst.
Yan K and Chen A.
Fuel: The Science and Technology of Fuel and Energy, 115, 101-108 (2014)
Jianmin Zhang et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 50(8), 1850-1864 (2007-03-27)
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