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What is Tetrahydrofuran


What is Tetrahydrofuran?

Tetrahydrofuran is an organic compound with the chemical formula C4H8O. It is a colorless liquid with an ether-like odor at normal temperature and pressure. Tetrahydrofuran is an important solvent, which can be used in organic synthesis, catalytic reaction and extraction and separation of certain organic compounds. It is widely used in solvents, extractants and media in the chemical industry. Tetrahydrofuran has low toxicity and volatility, is relatively stable, and can be used as a substitute in many cases.
The structure of tetrahydrofuran can be regarded as a link between an oxygen atom on the furan ring and a hydrogen atom. It has high polarity and can dissolve many organic compounds and some inorganic salts. There are two imine (imine) carbon-nitrogen bonds inside its molecule. The existence of this bond makes THF act as a catalyst in some reduction reactions.

What is Tetrahydrofuran

What is Tetrahydrofuran

In the field of organic synthesis, tetrahydrofuran is often used as a solvent, especially for reactions requiring anhydrous conditions such as hydrogenation reactions, reduction reactions, and Grignard reactions. Due to its strong solvency, low volatility and low polarity, it is one of the widely used solvents in synthetic chemistry. In addition, tetrahydrofuran is also suitable for the extraction and separation, extraction and concentration of certain organic substances.
It should be noted that tetrahydrofuran has a low flash point and volatility, and should avoid contact with open flames and oxidants and be properly stored. In laboratory and industrial production, attention should be paid to its correct use and safe operation.

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