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Furfuryl Alcohol

Furfural is an almond-scented, oily, colorless liquid that turns yellow to dark brown when exposed to air

Furfuryl alcohol is a primary organic compound containing a furan substituted with a hydroxymethyl group. Furfural is an almond-scented, oily, colorless liquid that turns yellow to dark brown when exposed to air. Therefore oxidation, esterification, and etherification are its typical reactions. It is miscible with but unstable in water. It is soluble in common organic solvents. It can be mixed with water and many organic solvents such as Alcohol, Ether, Acetone etc but not dissolved in paraffin wax and other hydrocarbon products. 


 S.No  Item Market Specification   Testing Procedure
1 Furfuryl Alcohol Content 98.0 wt % min By Gas Chromatograph
2 Furfural Content 0.7 wt % max By Gas Chromatograph
3  Water Content 0.3 wt % max By Karl Fischer
4 Cloud Point 10 0C max Normal Thermometer


The primary use of Furfuryl Alcohol is as a monomer for synthesis of furan resins for bonding foundry sands for production of cores and moulds like HOT-BOX, WARM BOX and gas hardened processes as well as in the traditional FURAN-NO-BAKE system. Secondary major use of Furfuryl Alcohol is for corrosion-resistant, resinous mortars for joining corrosion- resistant tiles or bricks in the fabrication of reactors, storage tanks, fume stacks, and floors.

Other Uses

Furfuryl Alcohol is also used as a chemical building block for pharmaceutical drug synthesis, especially Ranitidine which goes into the formulation of the anti-ulcer drug.
Furfural is used as a solvent in petrochemical refining, Paint stripper and cleaning compound formulation, for refining lubricating oils, as a fungicide and weed killer.
Chemical feedstock for 5-membered oxygen heterocycles example in the production of tetrahydrofuran alcohol an important industrial solvent.
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