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437638 Sigma-Aldrich

Tetrahydrofuran

contains 250 ppm BHT as inhibitor, ACS reagent, ≥99.0%

Synonym: Butylene oxide, Oxolane, THF, Tetramethylene oxide

  • CAS Number 109-99-9

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C4H8O

  • Molecular Weight 72.11

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 102391

  •  EC Number 203-726-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00005356

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329756392

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Properties

Related Categories ACS Grade, ACS Grade Solvents, ACS and Reagent Grade Solvents, PVC Coated Bottles, Solvent by Type,
Quality Level   200
grade   ACS reagent
vapor density   2.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   114 mmHg ( 15 °C)
  143 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥99.0%
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   610 °F
contains   250 ppm BHT as inhibitor
expl. lim.   1.8-11.8 %
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
impurities   ≤0.015% peroxide (as H2O2)
  ≤0.05% water
evapn. residue   ≤0.03%
color   APHA: ≤20
refractive index   n20/D 1.407 (lit.)
pH   ~7
bp   65-67 °C (lit.)
mp   −108 °C (lit.)
solubility   water: soluble
density   0.889 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   C1CCOC1
InChI   1S/C4H8O/c1-2-4-5-3-1/h1-4H2
InChI key   WYURNTSHIVDZCO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

Application

Tetrahydrofuran may be used used as a solvent in the following processes:
• Formation of diacetylinic polymers.
• RAFT polymerization of p-acetoxystyrene.
• Synthesis of di-tert-butyl-Phosphinoferrocene.
• Synthesis of n-TiO2-based amphiphilic polymer brushes.
It may be used in the following processes:
• As mobile phase solvent in high-performance liquid chromatography.
• As a solvent in the preparation of spin-coated poly(bisphenol A decane ether).
• Formation of butyrolactone (BTL) by green oxidation method.
• As a solvent for lignin depolymerization to isolate phenolic monomer.

Packaging

4×4 L in PVC-coated bottle

Other Notes

Go to our Greener Alternative-2-Methyl Tetrahydrofuran - 155810

Go to our Greener Alternative-Cyclopentyl methylether - 675989

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Target organs 
Respiratory system
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
EUH018 - EUH019
RIDADR 
UN 2056 3 / PGII
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
LU5950000

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