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Furfuryl alcohol

analytical standard

Synonym: 2-(Hydroxymethyl)furan

  • CAS Number 98-00-0

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C5H6O2

  • Molecular Weight 98.10

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 106291

  •  EC Number 202-626-1

  •  MDL number MFCD00003252

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329753611

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Properties

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grade   analytical standard
vapor density   3.4 (vs air)
vapor pressure   0.5 mmHg ( 20 °C)
  1 mmHg ( 32 °C)
  5.5 mmHg ( 55 °C)
InChI Key   XPFVYQJUAUNWIW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥97.5% (GC)
form   neat
autoignition temp.   915 °F
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
expl. lim.   16.3 %
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
impurities   ≤0.5% water
refractive index   n20/D 1.486 (lit.)
  n20/D 1.486-1.488
bp   170 °C(lit.)
mp   −29 °C (lit.)
density   1.135 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Cosmetics, Personal Care, and Cleaning Products
Food and Beverages
format   neat

Description

Caution

may darken upon storage without loss in purity

Application

Furfuryl alcohol has been used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of furfuryl alcohol in:
• Transformer or rectifier oils by solid-phase extraction (SPE), liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) equipped with variable ultraviolet (UV) detector.

It may be used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of furfuryl alcohol in:
• Coffee samples by headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and gas chromatography (GC) coupled to flame ionization detector (FID) as well as mass spectrometry (MS).
• Jukro tea samples by simultaneous distillation-solvent extraction (SDE) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
• Electronic-cigarette refill solutions by GC coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) operating on electron impact (EI) mode.

Coffee samples by HPLC coupled with diode array detector (DAD).

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

General description

Furfuryl alcohol belongs to the furan class of compounds.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN 2874 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
LU9100000
Flash Point(F) 
149 °F
Flash Point(C) 
65 °C
Protocols & Articles

Articles

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From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Alcoholic Spirit on Equity®-1 °Coupled to SUPELCOWAX 10 (Column Set 2)
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GC Analysis of Volatiles in Roasted Coffee Beans on Omegawax® after SPME using a 50/30 μm DVB/Carboxen/PDMS Fiber

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HPLC Analysis of Furans on Ascentis® Express C18

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Furans on Ascentis® Express C18
Keywords: Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Separation

HPLC Analysis of Furans on Ascentis® Express Phenyl-Hexyl as listed in ASTM method D5837-99

This application demonstrates the suitability of Ascentis Express Hexyl-Phenyl for the efficient separation of furans as listed in ASTM method D5837-99.
Keywords: Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Separation

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