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Tetrahydrofuran

Selectophore, ≥99.5%

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 329769581

  •  NACRES NB.61

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical/Chromatography, Ion Sensor Materials, Solvent by Type, Solvents, Solvents for ISE preparations,
Quality Level   200
grade   Selectophore
  for ion-selective electrodes
vapor density   2.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   114 mmHg ( 15 °C)
  143 mmHg ( 20 °C)
description   solvent for preparation of membranes
assay   ≥99.5% (GC)
  ≥99.5%
autoignition temp.   610 °F
expl. lim.   1.8-11.8 %
impurities   ≤0.01% water
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.)
SMILES string   C1CCOC1
InChI   1S/C4H8O/c1-2-4-5-3-1/h1-4H2
InChI key   WYURNTSHIVDZCO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Tetrahydrofuran (THF), an organic compound which belongs to saturated cyclic ether group. It is mainly used as solvent for PVC and organoalkali compounds. It is also used in lithium batteries.

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Application

THF has been used to realise PVC membrane from electrode, during a study to design, fabricate and electrochemically characterize miniaturised thin- and thick-film Ag/AgCl reference electrodes.

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