96-47-9 structure, C5H10O

2-Methyltetrahydrofuran

CAS No.

96-47-9

Formula:

C5H10O

Basic Info

2-Methyltetrahydrofuran is an organic compound with the molecular formula CH3C4H7O. It is a highly flammable mobile liquid. It is mainly used as a replacement for THF in specialized applications for its better performance, such as to obtain higher reaction temperatures, or easier separations (as, unlike THF, it is not miscible with water). It is derived from furfural and is usable as a biofuel.

Formula
C5H10O
Molecular Weight
86.1323
Exact Mass
86.0732
LogP
1.1853
PSA
9.23
Synonyms

2-methyl tetrahydrofuran

2-methyl-THF

METHF

Tetrahydrosylvan

methyl-tetrahydrofuran

Furan, tetrahydro-2-methyl-

2-Methyltetrahydrofu

2-MeTHF

2-Methylfuranidine

2-METHYLTETRAHYDROFURA

2-Methyletrahydrofuran

TETRAHYDROSILVAN

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Properties

Appearance & Physical State
Clear,colorless liquid
Density
0.86
Boiling Point
78-80ºC
Melting Point
-136ºC
Freezing Point
-136℃
Flash Point
-11ºC
Refractive Index
1.4046-1.4066
Water Solubility
15 g/100 mL (25 C)
Stability
Stable, but highly flammable. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases. May form explosive peroxides in storage, so often supplied with an inhibitor added.
Storage Condition
Flammables area

Safety Info

RTECS
LU2800000
Safety Statements
S16-S26-S33-S39
WGK Germany
2
Risk Statements
R11; R19; R36/37
HS Code
2932190090
RIDADR
UN 2536
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
II
Caution Statement
P210; P280; P301 + P312 + P330; P305 + P351 + P338 + P310; P370 + P378; P403 + P235
Hazard Codes
Hazard Declaration

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