Definition of tetrahydrofuran in English:

tetrahydrofuran

Syllabification: tet·ra·hy·dro·fu·ran
Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˌhīdrōˈfyo͝oran
 
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noun

Chemistry
A colorless liquid used chiefly as a solvent for plastics and as an intermediate in organic syntheses.
  • A heterocyclic compound; chemical formula: C4H8O
More example sentences
  • The cyclic ether tetrahydrofuran, which has a chemical formula of C 2 H 4 OC 2 H 4, has a boiling point of 149°F.
  • The aim of this study is to explore the fascinating suggestion that structural differences can be induced in hypericin by changing the solvent from a commonly used solvent such as dimethyl sulfoxide to tetrahydrofuran.
  • The solvent used in all the experiments was a mixture of tetrahydrofuran and water.

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