Tetrahydropyran is a useful synthetic intermediate. Tetrahydropyranyl (THP-) ethers derived from the reaction of alcohols and dihydropyran are common intermediates in organic synthesis. In organic synthesis, the 2-tetrahydropyranyl group is used as a protecting group for alcohols.
Appearance & Physical State
colorless to light yellow liquid
80 g/L (25 ºC)
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. On long term storage, substances with similar functional groups form explosive peroxides. Explosive peroxides may form on concentration. Tends to form explosive peroxides; especially when anhydrous. Peroxide