2-MeTHF is a highly flammable mobile liquid. It is mainly used as a replacement for THF in specialized applications for its better performance, such as to obtain higher reaction temperatures, or easier separations (as, unlike THF, it is not miscible with water). It is derived from furfural and is usable as a biofuel.
2-Methyltetrahydrofuran has been promoted as a more ecologically-friendly alternative to THF. Whereas 2-MeTHF is more expensive, it may provide for greater overall process economy. 2-MeTHF has solvating properties that are intermediate between diethyl ether and THF, has limited water miscibility, and forms an azeotrope with water on distillation. Its lower melting point makes it useful for lower temperature reactions, and its higher boiling point allows procedures under reflux at higher temperatures (relative to THF).
Novasol Chemicals offers and promotes actively this environmental friendly solvent as an alternative to THF.
Bulk, IBC, Steel drums
- Specialty solvent
- Solvent for Grignard reaction
- Base product for acetals
- Custom synthesis
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