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.