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Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol

analytical standard

Synonym: NSC 15434, Tetrahydro-2-furanmethanol

  • CAS Number 97-99-4

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C5H10O2

  • Molecular Weight 102.13

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 102723

  •  EC Number 202-625-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00005372

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329757520

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Related Categories Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Chinese Food Contact Materials Regulation GB 9685 2016, Flavor and Fragrance Standards, Food & Beverage Standards,
Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
vapor density   3.52 (vs air)
vapor pressure   2.3 mmHg ( 39 °C)
assay   ≥98.5% (GC)
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
expl. lim.   9.7 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.452 (lit.)
  n20/D 1.452-1.454
bp   178 °C (lit.)
mp   −80 °C (lit.)
density   1.054 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Cleaning Products
Cosmetics
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
SMILES string   OCC1CCCO1
InChI   1S/C5H10O2/c6-4-5-2-1-3-7-5/h5-6H,1-4H2
InChI key   BSYVTEYKTMYBMK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA), a flammable liquid with a slight ether odor, is widely used as a flavoring agent in the food industry. It finds applications as an intermediate in industrial applications, consumer products including graffiti removers, floor polish removers, oven cleaners, as a solvent for a variety of products such as dyes, waxes, resins, nail-cleaning agents, fats, etc.

Application

Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in rats and smoke flavoring from rice husk using chromatography techniques.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
Flash Point(F) 
163.4 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
73 °C - closed cup
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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