Furfural Supplier - Chemtradeasia
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Furfural is a class of hetrocyclic aromatic compounds characterized by five membered ring structure with a chemical formula of C5H4O2. Furfural is an organic compound that is obtained from various agricultural byproducts such as corncobs, oat, wheat bran, and sawdust. Furfural was first isolated by the German scientist in 1840 as a byproduct of formic acid synthesis. Furfural could be produced by distilling a wide variety of crop materials, including corn, oats, bran, and sawdust with aqueous sulfuric acid.
Furfural is used for making inks, plastics, antacids, adhesives, nematicides, fungicides, fertilizers, and flavoring compounds . Furfural can be used as a solvent or in the making of furfuryl alcohol, tetrahydrofuran (THF), and levulinic acid (LA). Furfuryl alcohol is prepared by hydrogenation of furfural. It is a monomer for furan resins, these being used mainly as foundry binders.
Properties of furfural
- Furfural is a clear, volatile and mild toxic liquid.
- Furfural is a colorless oily liquid and its readily soluble in most of the organic solvents.
- Furfural is not a stable compound like benzene.
- At higher temperature, Furfural decomposes into Furan and carbon monoxide, that leads to an explosive reaction.