3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||82.10 g/mol|
|Appearance||Colorless to pale yellow/green liquid|
|Boiling point||63 to 66 °C (145 to 151 °F; 336 to 339 K)|
|3000 mg/L (20 °C)|
|Solubility in ethanol||Soluble|
|Main hazards||Very flammable, harmful|
|Flash point||−22 °C; −8 °F; 251 K|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
2-Methylfuran is a flammable, water-insoluble liquid with a chocolate odor, found naturally in Myrtle and Dutch Lavender used as a FEMA GRAS flavoring substance, with the potential for use in alternative fuels.
2-Methylfuran is an article of commerce (chemical intermediate) and is normally manufactured by catalytic hydrogenolyis of furfural alcohol or via a hydrogenation-hydrogenolysis sequence from furfural in the vapor phase.
- Kenneth Barbalace. "Chemical Database - 2-Methylfuran. EnvironmentalChemistry.com. 1995 - 2008. Accessed on-line: 8/26/2008". Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- Jim Duke. "Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database] 26 August 2008. 2-METHYL-FURAN". Retrieved 2008-08-26.[permanent dead link]
- "2-methyl furan". The Good Scents Company. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- L. W. Burnette, et al., "Production of 2-Methylfuran by Vapor Phase Hydrogenation of Furfural" Industrial and engineering Chemistry, V40, P502-505 (1948).