Furfural (C5H4O2) is a colorless oil derived from agricultural byproducts. Furfural is peroxidizable. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Furfural. Please review our fire rated products: TURFLoc, Flammable storage

Furfural Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point 140°F.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Requires compliant flammable storage container.
  • Compatible Details: trong acids, oxidizers, strong alkalis [Note: May polymerize on contact with strong acids or strong alkalis.]
  • Description: Furfural is an organic compound derived from a variety of agricultural byproducts, including corncobs, oat, wheat bran, and sawdust. The name furfural comes from the Latin word furfur, meaning bran, referring to its usual source.
  • Classification: CLASS 6.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Furfural Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C5H4O2 1.16 g/cm³ 162°C, 435 K, 324°F Furan-2-carbaldehyde 96.08 g/mol Water, diethyl ether, chloroform, ethanol, benzene, pet -37°C, 236 K, -35°F

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