Definition of tetrahydrofuran in English:

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tetrahydrofuran

Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˌhīdrōˈfyo͝oran/

noun

Chemistry
A colorless liquid used chiefly as a solvent for plastics and as an intermediate in organic syntheses.
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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Syllabification: tet·ra·hy·dro·fu·ran

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