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Tetrahydrofuran

Synonym for name:
tetramethylene oxide, furanidine, oxolan, THF
Chemical formula:
C4H8O
CAS:
109-99-9
EINECS:
203-726-8
Appearance:
colorless, highly volatile liquid
An important aprotic solvent. It is widely used in organic synthesis. Use as a solvent, for example for polyvinyl chloride. Gamma-butyrolactone is synthesized from THF (for this reason, THF is included In table III of list IV of precursors). In addition, it is used as an anti-crystallization additive for aviation and rocket fuels.
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