Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol
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Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol
Alias
2-Furanmethanol, tetrahydro-
Tetrahydro-2-furanmethanol
THFA
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Ether
CAS No.
97-99-4
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C5H10O2
Molecular Weight: 102.13
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: liquid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: guinea pig intraperitoneal LD50: 400mg/Kg;
guinea pig oral LD50: 800mg/Kg;
guinea pig skin LD50: 5000mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 2300mg/Kg;
rabbit intravenous LD50: 725mg/Kg;
rat intraperitoneal LD50: 400mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 1600mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, dispersing, solubilizing abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as solvent. eg: resin, cellulose ester, wax.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Solvent, masking agent in personal care products.
Use as cleansing agent. eg: industrial cleaning.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 97-99-4
Update: 20130920(1);

 

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