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Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.814
EC Number 208-594-5
Molar mass 82.10 g/mol
Appearance Colorless to pale yellow/green liquid
Density 0.927 g/mL
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
NFPA 704
Flammability code 3: Liquids and solids that can be ignited under almost all ambient temperature conditions. Flash point between 23 and 38 °C (73 and 100 °F). E.g., gasolineHealth code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroformReactivity code 1: Normally stable, but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures. E.g., calciumSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
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).
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2-Methylfuran is a flammable, water-insoluble liquid[1] with a chocolate odor, found naturally in Myrtle and Dutch Lavender[2] used as a FEMA GRAS flavoring substance,[3] 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.[4]

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  1. ^ Kenneth Barbalace. "Chemical Database - 2-Methylfuran. EnvironmentalChemistry.com. 1995 - 2008. Accessed on-line: 8/26/2008". Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  2. ^ Jim Duke. "Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database] 26 August 2008. 2-METHYL-FURAN". Retrieved 2008-08-26.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "2-methyl furan". The Good Scents Company. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  4. ^ L. W. Burnette, et al., "Production of 2-Methylfuran by Vapor Phase Hydrogenation of Furfural" Industrial and engineering Chemistry, V40, P502-505 (1948).

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