|Molar mass||168.19 g/mol|
|Appearance||white crystalline powder|
|Melting point||81 to 85 °C (178 to 185 °F; 354 to 358 K)|
|Boiling point||285 °C (545 °F; 558 K)|
|S-phrases||S24/25 S29 S61|
Polyozellin (compound with a kernel with two dibenzofurans that share the same benzene ring)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
|what is: / ?)(|
Dibenzofuran is a heterocyclic organic compound with the chemical structure shown at right. It is an aromatic compound that has two benzene rings fused to a central furan ring. All the numbered carbon atoms have a hydrogen atom bonded to each of them (not shown in the image). It is a volatile white solid that is soluble in nonpolar organic solvents. It is obtained from coal tar, where it exists as a 1% component.
Dibenzofuran is extremely stable, and this property is exploited by the use of DBF as a heat transfer agent.
- Gerd Collin and Hartmut Höke "Benzofurans" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 2007, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.l03_l01
- Ulrich Iserloh, Yoji Oderaotoshi, Shuji Kanemasa, and Dennis P. Curran "Synthesis of (R,R)-4,6-Dibenzofurandiyl-2,2'-Bis (4-Phenyloxazoline) (DBFOX/PH) – A Novel Trridentate Ligand" Org. Synth. 2003, 80, 46.
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