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2 Methylfuran

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Formula  C5H6O
Molar mass  82.1 g/mol
Density  927 kg/m³
Boiling point  63 °C
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Appearance  Colorless to pale yellow/green liquid

2-Methylfuran is a flammable, water-insoluble liquid with a chocolate odor, found naturally in Myrtle and Dutch Lavender used as a FEMA GRAS flavoring substance, with the potential for use in alternative fuels.

Manufacture

2-Methylfuran is an article of commerce (chemical intermediate) and is normally manufactured by catalytic hydrogenolyis of furfural alcohol or via a hydrogenation-hydrogenolysis sequence from furfural in the vapor phase.

References

2-Methylfuran Wikipedia


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