Renewable platform chemical and building block

Also know as furan-2-carboxaldehyde, fural, furfuraldehyde, 2-furaldehyde, pyromucic aldehyde or furfural:

Molecular formula: C5H4O2

Molar mass: 96.08 g mol−1

Furfural is one of the oldest biorenewable chemicals (discovered in 1821 and commercial production started in 1922). It is an industrial chemical and a precursor for a variety of (polymer) chemistry and solvents.

Furfural has been identified as one of the Top 30 Biorenewable Chemicals.

Top 30 Biorenewable ChemicalTop Value Added Chemicals from Biomass,  www.nrel.gov


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