Definition of tetrahydrofuran in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌtɛtrəˌhʌɪdrəʊˈfjʊəran


[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless liquid used chiefly as a solvent for plastics and as an intermediate in organic syntheses.
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  • 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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