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Tetrahydrofuran

anhydrous, ≥99.9%, inhibitor-free

Synonym(s):
Tetramethylene oxide, THF, Oxolane, Butylene oxide
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C4H8O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
72.11
Beilstein:
102391
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

anhydrous

vapor density

2.5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

114 mmHg ( 15 °C)
143 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.9%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

610 °F

expl. lim.

1.8-11.8 %

impurities

≤20 ppm peroxide (as H2O2)
<0.002% water
<0.005% water (100 mL pkg)

evapn. residue

<0.0005%

refractive index

n20/D 1.407 (lit.)

pH

~7

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

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General description

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.

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.

Packaging

1, 6×1, 2, 4×2 L in Sure/Seal™
56 L in Pure-Pac™ 1
100, 12×100 mL in Sure/Seal™
200 L in Pure-Pac™ 2
18 L in Pure-Pac™ 1
20, 50 L in Pure-Pac™ 2

Other Notes

Pure-Pac® II containers require the Micromatic MacroValve coupler for dispensing solvents, Z560723.

Legal Information

Pure-Pac is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

-6.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-21.2 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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