Tetrahydrofuran

Tetrahydrofuran (C4H8O) is a flammable colorless liquid that contains an ethereal odor; peroxidizable. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Tetrahydrofuran. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc, CHEMLoc

Tetrahydrofuran Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point 6°F. Irritating vapor is generated when heated.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Strong oxidizers, lithium-aluminum alloys [Note: Peroxides may accumulate upon prolonged storage in presence of air.]
  • Description: Tetrahydrofuran is an organic compound with the formula (CH2)4O. It is a colorless, water-miscible organic liquid with low viscosity at standard temperature and pressure. The compound is heterocyclic.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Tetrahydrofuran Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C4H8O 889.20 kg/m³ 66°C, 339 K, 151°F Oxolane 72.11 g/mol Diethyl ether, acetone, cold water, benzene, ethanol an -163.°F (-108.°C)




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