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TETRAHYDROFURAN

CAS # 109-99-9


DESCRIPTION

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is a clear, colorless, volatile, and water-miscible liquid. It has low viscosity at standard temperature and has the formula C4H8O. It has smell similar to diethyl ether and is one of the most polar ethers.

                              

PROPERTIES

 Appearance

 Clear Liquid

 Purity

 99.993 wt %

 Color

 < 5 APHA

 Moisture

 52 ppm

 Peroxides

 8 ppm

 Specific Gravity (20/4°C)

 0.88746

 Refractive Index

 1.4071

 

APPLICATION

·        Tetrahydrofuran has many uses in the industrial marketplace. It is a versatile industrial solvent for natural and synthetic resins and is a solvent used in the production of nylon. It is also an industrial solvent for PVC.

·       Tetrahydrofuran is also a valuable chemical intermediate as it is a precursor to polymers, such as poly (tetra methylene ether) glycol.

·       The primary use of this polymer is the production of elastomeric polyurethane fibers like Spandex.

·       It is also an intermediate in the natural gas industry where it is a natural gas odorant.

·       It is also used as a reaction medium, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry, in processes such as Grignard syntheses or lithium aluminum hydride reductions.

 

PACKAGING OPTIONS

Drums