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|Molar mass||86.13 g/mol|
|Melting point||−45 °C (−49 °F; 228 K)|
|Boiling point||88 °C (190 °F; 361 K)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Tetrahydropyran is the organic compound consisting of a saturated six-membered ring containing five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom. The compound is a colourless volatile liquid, but is obscure. Derivatives of tetrahydropyran are, however, more common. Tetrahydropyranyl (THP-) ethers derived from the reaction of alcohols and dihydropyran are common intermediates in organic synthesis. Furthermore, a tetrahydropyran ring system, i.e., five carbon atoms and an oxygen, is the core of pyranose sugars, such as glucose.
In organic synthesis, the 2-tetrahydropyranyl group is used as a protecting group for alcohols. Reaction of the alcohol with dihydropyran forms a tetrahydropyranyl ether, protecting the alcohol from a variety of reactions. The alcohol can later be restored readily by acidic hydrolysis with formation of 5-hydroxypentanal.