Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is a saturated cyclic ether with a potential use as a biofuel. Its combustion studies have been investigated. Reports suggest that it is a better promoter than 1,3 dioxolane for CO2-hydrate formation.
Synonyms: THF; Butylene oxide; Oxolane; Tetramethylene oxide
Molecular Formula: C4H8O
Molecular Weight: 72.11
Linear Structural Formula: C4H8O
MDL Number: MFCD00005356
Melting Point: -108 C (lit.)
Density: 0.889 g/mL at 25 C (lit.)
Refractive Index: n20/D 1.407 (lit.)
Application: Tetrahydrofuran was used as a solvent in the formation of diacetylinic polymers.It may be used in the following processes:
•Formation of butyrolactone (BTL) by green oxidation method.
•Aqueous THF solution to modify the polystyrene surface by swelling process.
•As a solvent for lignin depolymerization to isolate phenolic monomer.
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Autoignition Temp.: 610°F
Density: 0.889 g/mL at 25°C(lit.)
Evapn. Residue: <0.0005%
Expl. Lim.: 11.8 %
Impurities: <0.002% water
Refractive Index: n20/D 1.407(lit.)
Vapor Density: 2.5 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure: 114 mmHg ( 15°C)